Mike Thalassitis, who shot to fame on the reality show Love Island in 2017, has died at the age of 26. Read on for all the details.
Mike was found in a park in Edmonton, North London, on Saturday, March 16.
Metropolitan Police said that they weren’t treating his death as suspicious after his body was tragically found.
A Met Police spokesperson said in a statement that they had been to a park near Latymer Way that morning to “reports of a man found hanged.” Paramedics were unable to save his life and he was pronounced dead.
Mike’s death comes after it was revealed that he was grief-stricken over the death of his beloved grandmother and plagued with “huge debts.”
“His party lifestyle came at a price and he wasn’t earning a lot of cash after Love Island, especially as he became his nan’s carer,” a source told The Mirror.
“It is absolutely tragic to have died at such a young age,” a source told The Sun. “Mike had so much to live for. He was about to launch a restaurant in Essex with a pal.”
Mike’s fame blew up after he joined the third season of Love Island in the U.K. Prior to that, he was a soccer player for the Stevenage Football Club.