Former contestant of UK's reality television dating show, 'Love Island, Mike Thalassitis, was found dead Friday.
His body was found near his home in Thalassitis' hometown of Essex, England. He was 26 when he died.
The former semi-professional soccer player appeared on the series back in 2017, where he earned the moniker, "muggy Mike."
An official cause of death has not been revealed, but his death is not currently being treated as suspicious, per Sky News.
ITV, who airs the series, released the following statement following his death:
"Everyone at ITV2 and Love Island are shocked and saddened by this terrible news. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mike's family and friends at this very sad time,” a spokesman for ITV, which produces “Love Island,” said in a statement.
A U.S. version of the dating show will be headed to CBS in the near future.
"As a format, Love Island breaks the mold with high levels of viewer interactivity and participation that influence the content of the show in a way that’s extremely addictive," said David George, CEO of ITV America said last year.
"It's a cultural phenomenon that builds anticipation with every episode and creates appointment viewing — a pretty hard thing to do in today’s TV landscape. We're ecstatic the show has found a home at CBS and look forward to working collaboratively to engage its millions of viewers."
The U.K. series is currently available to stream on Hulu.