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Experienced non league and former Stevenage player turned reality star sadly passes away

It has been confirmed on Saturday evening that footballer turned reality star Michael Thalassitis has sadly been found dead.

The young lad’s manager has confirmed that he was found in the woodlands near his home in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, coming just months after his best friend Danny Cutts passed away.

The cause of his passing is not known with police yet to reveal any information.

Thalassitis spent his youth career and the start of his senior at Stevenage, before having loan spells at Boreham Wood, Hayes & Yeading United, Cambridge United, Bishop’s Stortford and Ebbsfleet United as well as having spells with Chelmsford City, Concord Rangers, St Albans City, Margate, Hemel Hempstead Town and Welling United.

In 2017, Thalassitis appeared on the ITV2’s reality show Love Island and later that year retired from football.

Former club Stevenage said: “Everybody at StevenageFC is shocked & saddened to hear the tragic news about former player Michael Thalassitis.

“Our sincerest condolences go to his family & friends.”

Another ex-club Ebbsfleet, wrote: “All of us at Ebbsfleet United FC are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of our former striker Michael Thalassitis. RIP Michael – and our heartfelt condolences to all his family and friends.”


Football fans, reality stars and ex teammates took to social media to reveal their sadness as well as memories – take a look on the next page.


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