Sophie Gradon’s mother sends heartfelt message to the family of Love Island star Mike Thalassitis

The mother of Love Island star Sophie Gradon has sent a heartfelt message of support to Mike Thalassitis’ family after he was found dead aged 26.

Former Miss Newcastle, Sophie, was tragically found dead at her home in Ponteland in June last year, aged 32, after finding fame on the the 2016 series of the ITV reality show. 

Mike, who appeared on the same television show a year after Sophie, was found dead in a woodland near his home in Essex on Saturday.   

Sending love: The mother of Love Island star Sophie Gradon has sent a heartfelt message of support to Mike Thalassitis' family after he was found dead aged 26

Sending love: The mother of Love Island star Sophie Gradon has sent a heartfelt message of support to Mike Thalassitis' family after he was found dead aged 26

Sending love: The mother of Love Island star Sophie Gradon has sent a heartfelt message of support to Mike Thalassitis’ family after he was found dead aged 26

Taking to Twitter, Deborah Gradon wrote: ‘To #MikeThalassitis and his bereft Family. Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Love in your darkest hours.

‘I’m walking the same road as the inconsolabe Mother of #SophieGradon.’

Deborah’s message of support to the family of Mike Thalassitis comes after the  inquest into Sophie’s death was cancelled after her parents received a report.

The late star, who featured on the show’s 2016 series, was found dead at her home in Ponteland, near Newcastle, on June 20 last year.

RIP: Mike, who appeared on the same television show a year after Sophie, was found dead in a woodland near his home in Essex on Saturday

RIP: Mike, who appeared on the same television show a year after Sophie, was found dead in a woodland near his home in Essex on Saturday

RIP: Mike, who appeared on the same television show a year after Sophie, was found dead in a woodland near his home in Essex on Saturday

Inconsolable: Taking to Twitter, Deborah Gradon penned an emotional message of support for the family of Mike Thalassitis

Inconsolable: Taking to Twitter, Deborah Gradon penned an emotional message of support for the family of Mike Thalassitis

Inconsolable: Taking to Twitter, Deborah Gradon penned an emotional message of support for the family of Mike Thalassitis

Tragic: Sophie Gradon, 32, who starred in the 2016 series of Love Island was found dead in her home near Newcastle, on June 20 last year

Tragic: Sophie Gradon, 32, who starred in the 2016 series of Love Island was found dead in her home near Newcastle, on June 20 last year

Tragic: Sophie Gradon, 32, who starred in the 2016 series of Love Island was found dead in her home near Newcastle, on June 20 last year

Her boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, died 20 days later at his home in Blyth, Northumberland. 

The inquest, scheduled for next Thursday, was cancelled by Northumberland Coroner’s Court.

A statement said: ‘Please note that it has been necessary to cancel the hearing date.

‘Sophie’s parents have requested further time to consider a report which was only recently received.’

Her boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, was found dead in his home 20 days later

Her boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, was found dead in his home 20 days later

Her boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, was found dead in his home 20 days later 

Northumberland Coroner's court said the inquest was cancelled as her family had asked for time to consider a report that they received recently

Northumberland Coroner's court said the inquest was cancelled as her family had asked for time to consider a report that they received recently

Northumberland Coroner’s court said the inquest was cancelled as her family had asked for time to consider a report that they received recently

Meanwhile, Mike’s manager confirmed the shock news of his passing on Saturday evening. The cause of his death is not yet known and police are yet to release any information.  

The news of his death comes just months after his best friend Danny Cutts passed away, with further reports suggesting he had been grieving his late grandmother.

TOWIE star Megan McKenna dated the late television star for seven months and confirmed their separation in August 2018. 

Devastating times: The news of Mike's death comes just months after his best friend Danny Cutts passed away, with further reports suggesting he had been grieving his late grandmother (pictured in January 2019)

Devastating times: The news of Mike's death comes just months after his best friend Danny Cutts passed away, with further reports suggesting he had been grieving his late grandmother (pictured in January 2019)

Devastating times: The news of Mike’s death comes just months after his best friend Danny Cutts passed away, with further reports suggesting he had been grieving his late grandmother (pictured in January 2019) 

Mike rose to fame on Love Island in 2017, where he became a TV sensation after his stint in the famous ITV villa.

The former League One footballer, 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.

ITV released a statement over Mike’s death, stating: ‘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.’ 

Former girlfriend: TOWIE star Megan McKenna dated Mike for seven months and confirmed their separation in August 2018 (pictured together in 2018)

Former girlfriend: TOWIE star Megan McKenna dated Mike for seven months and confirmed their separation in August 2018 (pictured together in 2018)

Former girlfriend: TOWIE star Megan McKenna dated Mike for seven months and confirmed their separation in August 2018 (pictured together in 2018) 

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