Mike Thalassitis fans lay floral tributes outside his Essex restaurant

Floral tributes have been left for Mike Thalassitis, who has died at the age of 26 [Neil Mockford/GC Images]

Fans of Mike Thalassitis have left floral tributes outside his restaurant following his death.

The 26 year old was found dead in woodlands near his north London home on 15 March.

Love Island star Mike was due to open his first restaurant in Loughton, Essex next week.

Flowers have appeared outside The Skillet, the restaurant Mike was due to open next weekFlowers have appeared outside The Skillet, the restaurant Mike was due to open next week [JAIMIE/BACKGRID]

Bouquets of flowers have now started to gather outside The Skillet, which Mike had been busy setting up in the lead up to his death.

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Tribute cards attached to the powerful flowers read: “Rest in peace Mike, you’re at peace now. Thoughts are with your family.”

After the former Celebs Go Dating hopeful was found dead on Friday, his cause of death was confirmed as death by hanging. 

Mike was found in woodlands near his North London homeMike was found in woodlands near his North London home [Jeff Spicer/Getty Images]

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to a park near Latymer Way, N9 at 0928hrs on Saturday, 16 March to reports of a man found hanged.

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a man, aged in his 20s deceased.

“At this early stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious. Police are in the process of informing the man’s next of kin. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Mike Thalassitis on Love IslandMike rose to fame on the 2017 series of Love Island [ITV]

Mike’s manager confirmed the tragic news of his death, while a source told OK! online: “It’s true. We have lost our dear brother Mike.” 

Mike, who appeared in the 2017 series of the show, was said to be mourning the loss of his nan, who he had moved in with to look after. 

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