Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died age 26

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis dies: Tyla Carr leads tributes

Terrible news coming through that reality star Mike Thalassitis has been found dead. The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann posted: "So so so so sad".

A number of other Love Island 2017 cast members - including Kem Cetinay, Tyla Carr and Amber Davies - were among those to who shared tributes.

Mike's passing is the second tragic Love Island death, following Sophie Gradon's suicide previous year.

We'll bring you more news on this tragic story as he have it.

She added: "My heart and soul and love goes out to his friends & family". Absolutely devastated @mike_thala R.I.P my mate ❤️'.

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Fans and former team mates have been taking to social media to pay tribute.

The former League Two footballer enjoyed a successful playing career before becoming a beloved reality TV star after appearing on season three of Love Island in the summer of 2017.

Speaking on Twitter he said: "His name wasn't Muggy Mike". "Rest in Peace", wrote another.

The news of his death comes just two months after his best friend Danny Cutts passed away on Christmas Eve.

Mike shared a relationship with TOWIE star Megan McKenna, however the pair split earlier this year.

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