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‘Love Island’ Star Mike Thalassitis Dead At 26

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Mar. 18 2019, Updated 5:48 p.m. ET

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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.

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Mike was found in a park in Edmonton, North London, on Saturday, March 16.

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Metropolitan Police said that they weren’t treating his death as suspicious after his body was tragically found.

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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.

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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.”

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“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.

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“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.”

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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.

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