Love Island star Michael Thalassitis found dead aged 26

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Love Island fans are calling for the show to be cancelled after star Mike Thalassitis was found dead in the woods near his Essex home.

Thalassitis competed on the third season of the British reality show back in 2017, where he became known as "Muggy Mike".

Writing on Twitter, the Cleaning Up star, 37, said she had been left feeling ill by the news of the reality star's death.

Chris Hughes wrote: "Every inch of my heart goes out to his family & friends".

Singer Caroline Flack, who hosts the show, wrote, "Mike... you were a total gentleman..." I won't forget that.it's so so sad.you will be missed. All my love goes out to your friends and family.

Some also criticised the initial report for referring to Mike by the nickname he earned during his time on Love Island.

"His name wasn't Muggy Mike".

Following his success on reality TV, Mike went on to star in Celebs Go Dating a year ago.

Michael Thalassitis Danny Cutts
GoFundMe Danny Cutts Danny Cutts on a GoFundMe page that was set up for his memory

Mike was also grieving the loss of his best friend Danny Cutts who passed away on Christmas Eve past year.

It's understood that Mike had moved in with his 94-year-old grandmother because she was in need of a full-time carer. "Once again thank you so much and let's try to give dan the best send off him and his family deserve".

Thalassitis split from The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna late past year.

Mike Thalassitis was found dead at the age of 26.

"I am absolutely in shock of the news. My heart breaks for your family RIP MikeThalassitis".

James Jordan posted: "My heart goes out to his family and friends at this hard time".

Stevenage FC, for whom Thalassitis began his football career, tweeted: "Everybody at #StevenageFC is shocked & saddened to hear the tragic news about former player Michael Thalassitis".

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