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Mike Thalassitis' Death Confirmed By Police As Hanging

Mike Thalassitis' Death Confirmed By Police As Hanging

The cause of 26-year-old Mike Thalassitis' tragic death has been confirmed by police.

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: "Police were called to a park near Latymer Way, N9 at 0928hrs on Saturday, 16 March to reports of a man found hanged.

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"Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a man, aged in his 20s deceased.

"At this early stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious. Police are in the process of informing the man's next of kin. A file will be prepared for the coroner."

Mike's management confirmed his death on Saturday night.

Reacting to the news, a spokesperson for ITV, the creators of 'Love Island', said: "Everyone at ITV2 and Love Island are shocked and saddened by this terrible news. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mike's family and friends at this very sad time."

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Tributes have also been pouring in from the 26-year-old's 'Love Island' friends and co-stars.

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I've thought long and hard about what I want to say, I've woken up and unfortunately this wasn't just a nightmare so this is to you Mr Thala. Firstly, I'm so angry at you for doing this because you are so loved by so many people and I just wish you picked up the phone so we could've sorted this out. This didn't need to happen:sob:. Secondly, it annoys me that you were so misunderstood. "Muggy Mike" was your stage name and let's face it, the ladies did fall at your feet BUT everyone had this impression of you and you were literally the opposite you were one of a kind. Mike, you were so thoughtful, caring and loyal to me and all your friends, you know some of my darkest secrets and I know yours. I could always rely on you to tell me when I'm being a nut job to Elliott and tell me to get off his case :joy: and I always told you to stop partying too much and getting too pissed:joy::see_no_evil: I just wish people had a tiny glimpse of what the real you was like. You sent me a Christmas card in the post this year, you checked up on me everyday at the beginning of this year when I was struggling myself, you really were the kindest, sweetest person and I am so devastated and crushed that I'll never get to see you again. Now I know you were in a dark place a few months back and I thought you were past it and that you were on the up. I got you to buy The Magic, you wrote down your gratitudes, you had the pictures of your family in your car to remind you to be grateful for them. I just don't know how I didn't notice... I am absolutely heart broken that I couldn't help you. Your phone call a few days ago to tell me that I'm smashing the swimwear, you're proud of me and that you're grateful for my friendship is the only thing that's keeping me going right now. At least you knew how much you meant to me. I will help open your cafe with Scott because you worked so hard on it so don't you worry! I can't imagine how much pain you must have been in to do this, and the fact that you went through this on your own breaks my heart. I'm so so sorry I couldn't do more to help you. I have so much love for you Mike and I will never forget you. Sleep tight darling and I miss you so much already :blue_heart:
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Taking to Instagram, Montana Brown, who appeared on the 2017 series alongside Mike, wrote: "I've thought long and hard about what I want to say," she began to her 1.3 million followers. "I've woken up and unfortunately this wasn't just a nightmare so this is to you Mr Thala.

"Firstly, I'm so angry at you for doing this because you are so loved by so many people and I just wish you picked up the phone so we could've sorted this out. This didn't need to happen.

"Secondly, it annoys me that you were so misunderstood. "Muggy Mike" was your stage name and let's face it, the ladies did fall at your feet BUT everyone had this impression of you and you were literally the opposite you were one of a kind.

"Mike, you were so thoughtful, caring and loyal to me and all your friends, you know some of my darkest secrets and I know yours. I could always rely on you to tell me when I'm being a nut job to Elliott and tell me to get off his case and I always told you to stop partying too much and getting too p****d."

Olivia Buckland shared a moving image of herself and husband Alex Bowen alongside Mike, writing: "True gent. Never forgotten. Forever loved. I'm so sorry. Words fail me."

Posting on Twitter, Chris Hughes wrote: "His name wasn't Muggy Mike. Please stop brandishing that. His name was Mike Thalassitis, and every inch of my heart goes out to his family & friends. A good guy, taken far, far to soon."

Anyone affected by the news of Mike's death, or struggling in anyway, should call Samaritans for free on 116 126 - or write down your thoughts in an email to [email protected].

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Topics: Mike Thalassitis, News, Celebrity News, Love Island

Rachel Pugh

Rachel Pugh is Tyla's Social Editor. She previously worked as the Overnight TV & Showbiz editor for OK! Online. She started her journalism career in 2014, where she worked on the video desk for the Daily Star and Daily Express. Since then she has worked as a publisher, journalist, copywriter and social media manager on a variety of websites, with subject matters ranging from menswear to pop culture. Contact her – [email protected]

 

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