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Former Love Island star dies at 26

Margate football club has paid tribute to former player Mike Thalassitis, whose death has been announced by his management company.

The 26 year old was a semi-professional footballer and was one of the stars of ITV show Love Island in 2017.

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During his football career he also made appearances for the National League side Ebbsfleet United in 2014 and most recently played for Margate in the 2016-17 season.

Paying tribute to their former player the club said: "Mike was a talented footballer and well-liked character at Hartsdown Park who will be fondly remembered by management, staff, volunteers and supporters at the club."