Mike Thalassitis death: Stevenage FC and Love Island star dies

Joann Johnston
March 20, 2019

Thalassitis had also appeared in the E4 unscripted series "Celebs Go Dating", which paid tribute to him after after the credits rolled on an episode of the show broadcast since his death.

Thalassitis, who died over the weekend, is the latest star of the ITV2 reality series to have reportedly committed suicide in recent years following the death of Sophie Gradon.

After the credits rolled, a photo of Mike appeared on the screen alongside the words "In memory of Mike Thalassitis 1993-2019".

"Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mike's family and friends at this very sad time", a spokesman for ITV, which produces "Love Island", said in a statement cited by BBC.

Megan McKenna and Mike Thalassitis. "I got you to buy 'The Magic, ' you wrote down your gratitudes, you had the pictures of your family in your vehicle to remind you to be grateful for them". Someone that I know in my heart of hearts I could have done more for.

She told MailOnline: "I loved that man, and he is dead". I can't believe you are gone. "This didn't need to happen".

She was a close friend of Thalassitis and at one point was contacting him every day to support him, but tearfully said that she felt guilt at not having replied to the last message he sent her.

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This cock sure arrogant guy, who was fresh out of Love Island and ready to steam roll this dating show that I was so terrified to join. Former "Love Island" contestant Chris Hughes tweeted: 'Every inch of my heart goes out to his family and friends.

Ellie continued: "l never forget the last few days I spent with you". "My boy from the villa and one of my best mates from the show coming out".

It has been suggested that Mike was at the time struggling to come to terms with the death of his grandmother and had recently been dealing with debt. Love Island 2018 victor Jack Fincham, who is dating fellow victor Dani Dyer, said: 'My thoughts are with Mike's family.

Love Island host Caroline Flack wrote on Instagram, "Mike. you were a total gentleman".

"Everybody at #StevenageFC is shocked & saddened to hear the tragic news about former player Michael Thalassitis", the statement reads.

He previously had success as a footballer, playing for clubs including Stevenage and Chelmsford.

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