Margate FC pays tribute to former player Mike Thalassitis

Former Margate FC player Mike has died aged just 26

Margate Football Club has paid tribute to former player Mike Thalassitis following his death at the age of just 26.

The Love Island star was found dead in woodland near his Essex home

Margate FC has issued a tribute saying the club “is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our former players.”

Photo with permission of Margate FC

The statement adds: “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.

“We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Mike’s family, friends and loved ones during this extremely difficult time.

“Rest in peace, Thala.”