A great tragedy occurred over the weekend. A young reality television contestant who also played semi-professional football, Mike Thalassitis, was found dead in his hometown.
Thalassitis is best known for appearing on the reality dating show “Love Island” in 2017. According to PEOPLE, his sudden death was confirmed by his management team.
His body was reportedly discovered in the woods near his home in Essex, England, according to a Tweet from Sky News. He was only 26 years old at the time of his death.
Others who have appeared on reality television series and several fans paid a tribute to the 26-year-old on social media. Read a few of the tributes below:
Currently, few details have been released regarding his death. The circumstances are clearly suspicious, but a cause of death has not been confirmed as of Saturday evening.
Please keep his friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers during this difficult time. In other recent news, a famous rock and roll icon recently suffered a stroke and is also in need of prayer.