Mike Thalassitis has sadly died at the age of 26.
The former contestant on the British reality dating show Love Island died on Friday (March 15) in his hometown of Essex, United Kingdom, his management company confirmed.
The cause of death is not yet known.
In addition to appearing on Love Island, Mike was also a semi-professional soccer player and also appeared on the show Celebs Go Dating.
Fellow reality stars mourned Mike on social media following the news, including Love Island Season 3 co-star Jonny Mitchell.
“I genuinely can’t believe what I’m seeing here. My boy from the villa and one of my best mates from the show coming out. An absolute hero and a legend and someone I looked up to since I met him, always full of so much positivity and charisma.. One of the best people I’ve ever known taken from us far too soon, I’m heartbroken and can’t put into words how much I’m gonna miss you bro! My heart goes out to his family.. Rest in peace Magic Mike ❤️,” he wrote on his Instagram.
Our thoughts are with Mike‘s loved ones at this difficult time.