Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died aged 26, his management has confirmed.
The 26 -year-old reality television star and former footballer was reportedly were dead in Essex on Friday.
He experienced renown on the 2017 serial of the ITV show.
Several reality TV aces posted homages to Thalassitis. The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann wrote: “So so so so sad. Mike you absolute gent. I have no words.”
So so so so sad. Mike you absolute gent I have no texts. My body and soul and enjoy runs out to his sidekicks& family. Too young. RIP
— Ferne McCann (@ fernemccann) March 16, 2019Report
She lent: “My heart and soul and love goes out to his friends& lineage. Too young. RIP.”
Montana Brown, who likewise appeared on Love Island in 2017, told the BBC: “Mike was so misunderstand – on television he was known as playing the madams and everyone had this perception that he was this classic fellow that didn’t have feelings.
“I can frankly say, Mike was thoughtful, caring, and so ferociously loyal to his friends and family and genuinely would do anything for them.
“I am absolutely in surprise of the report. In fact I don’t even fairly believe it hitherto as I spoke to him yesterday.”Skip Twitter post by @RachelFenton_
I’m lost for texts. My heart breakings for your family [?] RIP @MikeThalassitis
— Rachel Fenton (@ RachelFenton_) March 16, 2019Report
And Bowen wrote: “I can’t get my psyche round this RIP brother.”Skip Twitter post by @ab_bowen07
I cant get my intelligence round this RIP brother [?] mike thalassitis
— ALEX BOWEN (@ ab_bowen0 7) March 16, 2019Report
The actress Sheridan Smith tweeted that Thalassitis’s death should be a “wake up call”.
She said: “This should be a massive wake up bawl. I feel sick, reach out, sometimes to the most confident acquaintance. We can only learn& try to change.”
A spokesperson for ITV, which produces Love Island, said: “Everyone at ITV2 and Love Island are shocked and saddened by this horrible information.
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mike’s family and acquaintances at this very sad time.”
Meanwhile Stevenage FC, for whom Thalassitis began his football career, paid tribute to their former player.
“Everybody at Stevenage FC is sickened& saddened to hear the sad news about former player Michael Thalassitis, ” the association tweeted.
“Our sincerest condolences go to their own families& friends.”
Thalassitis was born in Edmonton in London and played football for golf-clubs including St Albans and Chelmsford.
He likewise appeared on the reality establish Celebs Go Dating in 2018. He split from The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna late last year.
Last year, a rival on the 2016 serial of Love Island, Sophie Gradon, died aged 32. An inquest into her fatality was recently deferred .~ ATAGEND