We have an update on the shocking death of Mike Thalassitis.
As previously reported, the former Love Island star was found dead last week at the young age of 26.
Very little was known about the circumstances surrounding his passing at the time.
Now, however, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson has said in a statement that authorities were called to a residence in Edmonton, North London around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday due to “reports of a man found hanged."
Indeed, it appears as if Thalassitis committed suicide.
Despite paramedics rushing to the scene and attempting to revive the ex-British reality star, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to The Mirror, Mike’s passing took place after it was revealed the star was grief-stricken over the death of his beloved grandmother and plagued with “huge debts.”
“His party lifestyle came at a price and he wasn’t earning a lot of cash after Love Island, especially as he became his nan’s [care taker]," this insider told the British publication.
Mike's grandmother recently died at the age of 94, leaving Mike devastated.
Added a source to The Sun:
“It is absolutely tragic to have died at such a young age. Mike had so much to live for. He was about to launch a restaurant in Essex with a pal."
Thalassitis competed on the third season of Love Island in 2017, where he became known as "Muggy Mike."
He also appeared on Celebs Go Dating a year later in 2018.
Love Island’s official Twitter page Tweeted a message on Sunday that confirmed Mike's passing and mourned its ex-cast member:
“Everyone at ITV2 and Love Island are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Mike. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends."
After the awful news broke, numerous Love Island stars took to social media to remember their friend.
Montana Brown, for example, posted an emotional tribute to her former costar, sharing tow photos and a video of the pair.
“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.
"I just don’t know how I didn’t notice… I am absolutely heart broken that I couldn’t help you. … 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.”
Love Island host Caroline Flack also shared a photo of Thalassitis on Instagram, writing:
“Mike… you were a total gentleman… I won’t forget that … it’s so so sad …you will be missed. RIP.”
Joel Byrom, who played with Mike on the professional soccer team Stevenage FC, wrote the following:
"Shocked and gutted to hear about this. Such a top lad coming through at Stevenage. RIP Thala."
The Sun’s Dan Wootton also paid tribute to the reality star on Twitter, saying:
“Devastated to hear of the passing of Mike Thalassitis.
“He was a good man and this is an atrocious waste of a young life...
"He was grieving the loss of his nan. She was 94 and he had moved in to live with her because she needed a full-time carer. He assured me he was fine and was excited about the launch of his shop.
"There was so much in store for his future that this is truly senseless. Mike wasn’t the lad you saw on Love Island. He was tender and sensitive and vulnerable and desperate for true love.
"Rest in peace, mate. I will miss you."