The former Love Island and Celebs Go Dating contestant Michael Thalassitis has been found dead aged just 26.
The reality TV favourite, affectionately nicknamed Muggy Mike, was found in a park near his childhood home in North London.
Scotland Yard officers said they found the body of a man in his 20s hanged in a park in Edmonton on Saturday. A spokesperson said: “Police were called to a park near Latymer Way, N9 at 0928hrs on Saturday, 16 March to reports of a man found hanged.
“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.”
The news of his death comes just months after his best friend Danny Cutts passed away, with further reports suggesting he had been grieving his late grandmother. The reality TV star had moved in with the 94-year-old after her deteriorating health meant she needed a full time carer.
He achieved fame on the 2017 series of Love Island and was also a semi-pro footballer.
Born in Edmonton, the British Cypriot played for a range of teams including Ebbsfleet United, St Albans, Chelmsford, Welling United, Stevenage and Margate.
His most successful spell during his sporting career when he played for Stevenage and represented the Cyprus national team and during the 2012/13 season, he scored seven goals in 19 appearances for Boreham Wood.
The reality star was due to open his own restaurant, with reports suggesting the unveiling would be next week.
He also appeared on the reality show Celebs Go Dating in 2018. He split from The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna late last year.
After the island Mike signed up to appear in the fourth series of Celebs Go Dating alongside Gemma Collins, London Hughes and Sam Thompson.
His last Twitter post on March 8 was a fundraising plea to help former football pal Spencer McCall battle cancer.
He posted a shirtless picture on Instagram earlier this month, advertising a prize for followers.
We at London Greek Radio would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this difficult time.