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Monday 27th May 2019

Tragic Love Island star Mike Thalassitis recently lost his beloved nan

He had moved in to be her full-time carer

Love Island fans are reeling from the dreadful news that one of its stars from the 2017 run of the series has died.

Mike Thalassitis' body was reportedly discovered in woods close to his Essex home earlier today.

Mike's body was discovered earlier today (Credit: ITV2)

It's a devastating time for the 26-year-old's family; it is understood he recently lost his grandmother.

According to The Sun, Mike was extremely close to the 94-year-old and had moved in with her to be her full-time carer.

The reality star, who was also a star on E4's Celebs Go Dating, was due to be opening his own shop next week.

News of his untimely death have hit other Love Island stars hard.

My heart goes out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

Chris Hughes wrote: "Every inch of my heart goes out to his family & friends. A good guy, taken far, far to soon."

Olivia Bowen Buckland said: "This is horrendous. I’m in shock. Mike you are going to be sorely sorely missed.

"My heart is with your family. I’m in complete shock."

His passing has touched other celebrities who had come into contact with him too.

Joey Essex shared: "People might have known him as Muggy but he was far from that, he had a huge heart and was a very down to earth boy.

"Devastated is not the word, my love goes out to all of Mike Thalassitis family."

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

"Met him before and seemed like a top lad... so, so sad."

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