Former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died aged 26, his management has confirmed. The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann posted: "So so so so sad".
Tyla, 26, who was partnered up with Mike on Love Island in 2017, tweeted: 'I can't believe the call I've just had.
Although Mike didn't leave Love Island with a long-term girlfriend, he soon found love with Megan Mckenna, before the pair split a year ago.
"His name was Mike Thalassitis, and every inch of my heart goes out to his family & friends".
We'll bring you more news on this tragic story as he have it. Absolutely devastated @mike_thala R.I.P my mate ❤️'.
The striker, who was dubbed "Muggy Mike" by fellow contestants on the show, reportedly passed away near his home town in Essex.
Shocked fans took to social media to pay tribute to the reality TV star as the news emerged.
Tributes have been flooding in from Mike's celebrity friends following the news of his death. "Rest in Peace", wrote another.
Mike shared a relationship with TOWIE star Megan McKenna, however the pair split earlier this year.