Love Island star and former Margate FC footballer Mike Thalassitis has died at the age of 26.
Meanwhile, Sam, who struck up a friendship with Mike after they were dumped from the villa and then brought back later on in the series, shared a heartbreaking throwback picture of the two of them.
"His name was Mike Thalassitis, and every inch of my heart goes out to his family and friends".
After his time on Love Island in 2017, Thalassitis continued his career on reality TV on "Celebs Go Dating" the following year. You'll be missed so much. Absolutely devastated @mike_thala R.I.P my mate ❤️'.
Love Island star Mike Thalassitis during his time at Margate FC
The 26-year-old star was best known for appearing in Love Island in 2017.
Several reality TV stars posted tributes to Thalassitis after news of his death was reported.
Thalassitis, commonly known as "Muggy Mike", hosted a night at Fever and Boutique in Exeter past year.
Tributes have been flooding in from Mike's celebrity friends following the news of his death. The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann posted: "So so so so sad".
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