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Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has been found dead near his home in Essex, his management has confirmed.

The 26-year-old was also a contestant on Celebs Go Dating and a former pro-footballer for Stevenage.

Thalassitis was born in London and has spells playing football for the Cyprus youth squads at under-19 and 21 level.

Best known for his appearance on ITV2’s Love Island, he entered the show 10 days after the show started in 2017, and was knocked out before the show ended.

Fellow Love Island contestants Chris Hughes and Olivia Buckland were the first to pay their tributes on Twitter, saying they are in shock.

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, the winners of the 2017, also tweeted their tribute on Twitter, calling it heartbreaking.

His death comes two months after his best friend passed away, on Christmas Eve.

This is not the first death of a former Love Island contestant, as Sophie Gradon from the second series passed away in June last year.

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