MTV bosses have confirmed that Mike Thalassitis was filmed for the new series of Ex On The Beach before his passing last weekend.
Mike was going to be a contestant on the reality show as it was filmed last September but now with his death it’s been announced that this years series is going to be canceled, out of respect for Mike’s family and friends.
In a statement shared to the Mail Online MTV said:
‘We were very sad to hear the tragic news about Mike Thalassitis and our thoughts are with his family and friends.
‘Last year, Mike took part in filming for the next series of Ex on the Beach, which was due to air on MTV later in the year.
Reports have been saying that the producers of Love Island have been thinking about canceling this years series due to two contestants taking their own life’s.
Since Love Island returned to our screens in 2015 two people have taken their loves, Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis’s both ended their own life’s.
Since the news broke over the weekend about Mike’s death viewers have called for the show to be canceled out of respect.
ITV gave responses with the following statement:
is a process the show takes very seriously and is a continuous process for all those taking part in the show”.
“We ensure that all of our Contributors are able to access psychological support before, during and after appearing on the show.”
On Sunday night Celebs Go Dating paid tribute to Mike Thalassitis who was found dead over the weekend.
Mike who appeared on the dating show in 2018 was remember at the end of the show by showing a picture of him along with the words of ‘In memory of Mike Thalassitis 1993-2019.’
Really is so sad.
Today Montana Brown has appeared on This Morning to remember her friend Mike Thalassitis who took his own life over the weekend.
Montana was very upset during her appearance on ITV monday morning as she spoke to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
Montana confirmed that Mike went through a ‘dark place’ in November and December of last year as he was suffering with debts, the loss of his best friend who passed away on December 25th last year and the recent passing of his nan just last week.
Montana started off the interview saying that people have not been happy with the media usage of his nickname ‘Muggy Mike’ what he was named while on Love Island but she said that he actually liked that name and found it funny.
Brown confirmed that Mike use to confide in her and it was just a few days before his death when he texted her but she never replied as she said:
“I’m really kicking myself but he texted me and I didn’t reply,”
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News has just broken that Mike Thalassitis has been found dead!
Its been said that Mike’s body was found in woodland near his home in Essex.
The 26-year-old shoot to fame on Love Island In 2017 and was a League One footballer. In 2018he stared on Celebs Go Dating And after that dated Megan McKenna.
It’s been confirmed that The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint took his own life via hanging himself.
It was Monday of last week when Keith was found in his £1.5 million pound mansion left unresponsive and then was pronounced dead by the paramedics who arrived at his house.
Coroner’s assistant Lynsey Chaffe told the court today:‘On March 4, 2019, Mr Flint, a 49-year-old gentleman, was found unresponsive at his home.
‘An ambulance was called paramedics arrived and found Mr Flint had passed away. Police attended, all protocols were followed and the death was confirmed as non-suspicious.
‘A post-mortem examination was carried out on March 6, 2019 at Broomfield Hospital by Doctor Lower who has given a provisional cause of death as hanging, which is under investigation whilst we are awaiting toxicology.’
A full hearing will take place on July 23.
In the last few weeks leading up to his death Keith was on tour in New Zealand and was happy in a relationship Faye Kelbie, 43, after the pair met in their local village.
But then days before his death Faye and Keith split up due to her not liking him on tour lots of the time.