'Love Island' star Mike Thalassitis dead at 26

Rest in peace, Mike Thalassitis. 

The former contestant on the British dating show Love Island died on Friday, according to multiple reports. He was 26. ET has reached out to Thalassitis' rep for comment. 

A spokesman for ITV, which produces Love Island, confirmed the news to the BBC in a statement on Saturday. "Everyone at ITV2 and Love Island are shocked and saddened by this terrible news," the statement read. 

Thalassitis' cause of death has yet to been revealed. Before appearing on Love Island, the semi-professional soccer player starred on another British reality show, Celebs Go Dating. British television personalities took to social media to mourn Thalassitis' death on Saturday. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Mike Thalassitis seen on a night out at Sexy Fish on January 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Mike Thalassitis seen at Neon Management Christmas party at Ritorno Chelsea on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
Mike Thalassitis attending the ITV Palooza held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Mike Thalassitis (L) and Tallia Storm attend British fashion brand, Three Floor's 7th Birthday Party at MNKY HSE on November 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Three Floor)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Mike Thalassitis attends Kisstory On The Common 2018 at Streatham Common on July 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Megan McKenna and Mike Thalassitis sighting in Soho on June 29, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by GORC/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Mike Thalassitis from 'Celebs Go Dating' during a BUILD panel discussion on February 7, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Mike Thalassitis, Tallia Storm, Sam Thompson and Tom Read Wilson from 'Celebs Go Dating' during a BUILD panel discussion on February 7, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
Mike Thalassitis attending the UK premiere of Daddy's Home 2 held at Vue West End, London. Picture date: Thursday 16th October, 2017. Picture credit should read: Doug Peters/Empics Entertainment (Photo by Doug Peters/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Georgia Harrison and Mike Thalassitis attend the ITV Gala at the London Palladium on November 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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Fellow Love Island season three alum Jonny Mitchell wrote on Instagram that he had been “heartbroken" by the news. 

“I genuinely can’t believe what I’m seeing here,” he wrote alongside a shot of him and Thalassitis. ”My boy from the villa and one of my best mates from the show coming out. An absolute hero and a legend and someone I looked up to since I met him, always full of so much positivity and charisma.. One of the best people I’ve ever known taken from us far too soon, I’m heartbroken and can’t put into words how much I’m gonna miss you bro! My heart goes out to his family.. Rest in peace Magic Mike ❤️.”

“Mike… you were a total gentleman… I won’t forget that... It’s so so sad …you will be missed. RIP," presenter Caroline Flack captioned her own post, as others shared memories of Thalassitis. 

Thalassitis was previously in a relationship with The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna, though they reportedly split last year. 

This week also saw the unexpected death of Louis Tomlinson's 18-year-old sister, Félicité.

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