The Love Island star's body was reportedly found in woods near his Essex home.
That same year, he appeared on Love Island Season 3 and later took part in Channel 4's Celebs Go Dating last year.
Tributes are flowing in for former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis. The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann wrote: "So so so so sad".
Fenton tweeted: "I'm lost for words".
He also appeared in a Devon in 2017 when he hosted as night at Pryzm Plymouth. "Once again thank you so much and let's try to give dan the best send off him and his family deserve". This is horrendous. I'm in shock. "In fact I don't even quite believe it yet as I spoke to him yesterday".
Fellow Love Island contestant Attwood posted on Instagram: "Literally don't know what to say".
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Amber Davies also said: "I am in utter shock". The show is very similar to Bachelor In Paradise where singles come to the island to find love, romance and enjoy some steamy hook-ups. An absolute hero and a legend and someone I personally looked up to, always full of so much positivity and charisma. "My heart breaks for your family RIP MikeThalassitis".
And Bowen wrote: "I cant get my head round this RIP brother".
Speaking previously on Lorraine, she said: 'Everyone goes through grief and people deal with it in different ways. We can only learn and try to change'.
"All at the club wish to express our deepest sympathies to all the family and friends of Michael, which include many of our past and current playing and management staff".
Hughes was among those who paid tribute, urging people not to use the nickname.
Football club Stevenage, where he started his career, said in a Tweet that they were shocked to hear the tragic news, sending condolences to his family and friends. My heart and soul and love goes out to his friends and family.