Mike Thalassitis’s most recent ex-girlfriend Megan McKenna says she is ‘in complete shock’ over his death.
Former TOWIE star Megan, 26, released a statement on Twitter on Monday afternoon to offer condolences to his family, two days after 26-year-old Love Island star Mike was found dead in North London.
She wrote: ‘Sorry I haven’t been on social media but I’m in complete shock and trying to come to terms with this.
In shock: Megan McKenna broke her silence on the death of her ex-boyfriend Mike Thalassitis on Monday afternoon, two days after his death (here in May 2018)
‘I can’t believe I’m even writing this post. My thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family. Rest in peace Mike x’
Mike and Megan dated on and off throughout 2018, but ended their relationship for good last August.
Megan previously defended the reality star, insisting that he was not a ‘nasty’ person and there was no other explanation for their break-up than being at ‘different points in their lives.’
In shock: Megan posted a statement on Twitter on Monday afternoon, to send her thoughts to his family
Just weeks before his passing this weekend, Megan became emotional when speaking about her relationship with Mike, while looking for love on Celebs Go Dating.
Megan said: ‘I think my last relationship, I was kind of… I think I definitely fell in love.’
She continued: ‘I don’t really want to talk about it, sorry. But I feel that’s all I want, I want that love back.’
Tough: Megan was too overcome with emotion to talk about her relationship with Mike during a previous episode of Celebs Go Dating
She said: ‘I don’t really want to talk about it, sorry’ as the love coaches comforted her
Mike and Megan dated for seven months on and off but ultimately confirmed their separation seven months ago.
They were first romantically linked in February 2018 when they jetted off to spend Valentine’s Day together in Amsterdam.
On why they ended things, Megan previously said: ‘We just feel like we’re both at different point in our lives.
‘We both respect each other and we didn’t want it to get nasty or messy.
‘There is only so much you can do in a relationship and when it’s not working you’ve got to take separate routes.’
Relationship: Mike and Megan dated for seven months but confirmed their separation last August (pictured in 2018)
Megan was previously in a relationship with fellow TOWIE reality star Pete Wicks, but it ended in a fiery argument aired on the ITVBe reality show.
She continued: ‘I wish [Mike] all the luck in the world, he’s not a nasty person. Everything happens for a reason.
‘It wasn’t one of those break-ups like ones I’ve had in the past where it was really bitter and nasty, this was more a decision we made together.
‘The way I dealt with things in the past with my exes was by screaming and that was not a good way to deal with it.’
Metropolitan Police confirmed that Mike was found hanged in a park in Edmonton, North London on Saturday morning.
Mike’s manager confirmed the shock news of his passing on Saturday evening.
The former League One footballer rose to fame on Love Island in 2017, where he became a TV sensation after his stint in the famous ITV villa.
Mike, who comes from a Cypriot family, enjoyed a successful playing career before becoming a beloved reality TV star after appearing on season three of Love Island in 2017.
Star: Mike rose to fame on Love Island in 2017, where he became a TV sensation after his stint in the famous ITV villa (pictured in 2017)
Messages of support for Megan flooded in after her post on Monday.
One follower said: ‘You’re the first person I think that I’ve seen that’s actually said rest in peace… May peace be with you as it also is with him now…
‘It must be so hard for you as well… We’re all thinking of you Meg it must be so hard for you… it’s shocking for people who didn’t know him let alone those who did, I can’t imagine how you feel. so very sad…’
Another said: ‘Absolutely awful poor @mike_thala.. so sad he felt he had no1 to turn to… Thinking of his friends and family at this sad time x @megan_mckenna_ x…’
A representative for Megan McKenna has been contacted by MailOnline for further comment.
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Past: Speaking of the split, Megan said: ‘I can’t even say why we split. I just feel like we’re both at different point in our lives’ (pictured in 2018)