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Mike Thalassitis’ restaurant The Skillet announces opening one week after Love Island star’s tragic death

Floral tributes have been left for Mike Thalassitis, who has died at the age of 26Mike Thalasittis' restaurant will open, it has been confirmed [Neil Mockford/GC Images]

The restaurant that Mike Thalassitis was planning to launch before his death will open in his honour.

Love Island star Mike, 26, was found dead in woodlands near his North London home last Saturday.

His business partner, Scott Neilson, will go ahead with the opening of The Skillet, it has been confirmed.

The Skillet announced they would open on Instagram [Instagram/The Skillet]

The official Instagram page of the restaurant has announced that it will open after a “tough week.”

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A statement on the social media site reads: “Just to address all the speculation.

“I would like to make it clear that we will be opening The Skillet when it is ready, it has been a tough week trying to continue to sort things out.

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

“However, Mike would’ve wanted this cafe to open, he spent everyday for the past couple of months working hard to make this place a success so we are pulling together to get this ready for everyone and especially for Mike.

“Can’t wait to share it with you all, and I will announce the date of the opening shortly.”

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The announcement comes after fans of the reality star called for the restaurant’s named to be changed in his honour.

Mike was found dead at the age of 26Mike had been working on the launch of The Skillet before his death [E4]

One fan wrote on Instagram: "Change the name to Thalassitis, respectful tribute to him."

A second added: "I think Thala’s would be a good name."

While a third wrote: "Change the name to Thalassa which means beach in Greek."

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