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Minute's silence to be held for Love Island star

Stevenage to honour former player Mike Thalassitis Photo: PA

A minute's silence is to be held in memory of Love Island star and former Stevenage player Michael Thalassitis.

The tribute will take place on Saturday ahead of Stevenage's game against Notts County.

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The 26-year-old died earlier this month. He found fame on the 2017 series of the show and was a semi-professional footballer.

Thalassitis, was born in Edmonton in London and played for clubs including St Albans, Harlow, and Chelmsford.

He earned the nickname Muggy Mike after partnering with fellow islander Chris Hughes's girlfriend Olivia Attwood.

Mike Thalassitis was known for being a contestant on Love Island. Credit: PA Images

Thalassitis, who was of Cypriot descent, was born in Edmonton and played for clubs including St Albans and Chelmsford.

He was found hanged on March 16th. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

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