Several reality TV stars posted tributes to Thalassitis after news of his death was reported.
Chris Hughes, who famously branded the star "muggy" after recouping with Olivia has since urged people to drop the label from his name.
"RIP Muggy Mike", tweeted one fan.
We'll bring you more news on this tragic story as he have it.
Chris Hughes took to Twitter on Saturday night to lead the tributes to his former Love Island co-star. Please stop brandishing that. All my love goes out to your friends and family. All my love goes out to your friends and family.
Love Island star Mike Thalassitis during his time at Margate FC
They wrote on their official page: "The Club are saddened to hear the news of the passing of former #Clarets striker Mike Thalassitis". My honest condolences to his family. "Our sincerest condolences go to his family & friends". Mike you absolute gent.
Thalassitis was going through a turbulent, public break up with The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna.
"My heart goes out to his family and friends at this hard time".
Alex Bowen and Rachel Fenton, who both also appeared on Love Island, tweeted their respects.
He penned: 'Absolutely lost for words not only made a friend in the villa but made a mate for life on the outside to!
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