The former host of the famous UK reality competition “Love Island”, Caroline Flack has died at the age of 40.
Flack died by suicide, The Guardian reports.
The blonde beauty killed herself after a worried friend who was staying with her went out just hours after she was told she would face trial for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton.
According to Burton, he said Flack hit him with a lamp at her former home in Islington in December before asking the CPS not to press charges.
Caroline had been described by friends as feeling ‘she was on her own’ and ‘couldn’t see a way out,’ according to The Mirror.
Her remains were found in her flat in London on Saturday according to the lawyer’s family, “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February. We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time, and we would ask they do not attempt to contact us and photograph us.”
According to the ITV spokesperson, “Everybody at ‘Love Island’ and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news.
Caroline was a much-loved member of the ‘Love Island’ team, and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends.”
The daily primetime was pulled out from its Saturday night’s episode in light of the death of Flack.
Flack, who has begun acting in 2002, started in a comedy show “Bo Selecta” and was able to get into different hosting shows like “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here Now!”, the “The Xtra Factor” and a lot more.
She also won the “Strictly Come Dancing” on its 12th season, a British dancing show partnering with the graceful Pasha Kovalev.
In 2015, she landed another hosting job, “Love Island” and was followed by “Love Island: Aftersun” in 2017. Because of the allegations made by her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, she stepped down from hosting and was replaced by Laura Whitmore.
In the past, Caroline Flack also dated Britain’s Prince Harry and former One Direction band member Harry Styles.
Her relationship with Harry Styles was complicated, as she was 30 at that time, while he was only 17 years old.
Many of the celebrities showed their tribute to the previous host.
Amber Gill posted on her Instagram story and wrote, “I will never forget how comfortable and safe you made me feel in one of my lows of 2019. I have no words. The way this woman looked after me when she didn’t have to. A beautiful soul sending love to her close friends, family, and everyone. She was more than just a presenter, and she was my friend in a time of need. Thank you”. Gil is the winner of the last season.
Another contestant from the 5th season, Anna Vakali, who defended Flack from trolls and internet commenters regarding the controversy, also shared, “When I came out the villa and was upset about the trolls, she hugged me and said I would be okay. She even defended me when this person said I’m nasty. It’s tweets and messages like these that hurt.”
Chris Hughes also tweeted about her, “Words can’t sum this up. So sad. Another amazing person taking from this cruel world. When will people and press release celebrities are humans, with the same feelings everyone else has. I can’t believe in imagining the pain. God bless Caroline and her family. Rest tight.”
Mac Griffiths made a sincere post about her “The news is so sad I actually can’t comprehend what’s happened. People need to understand that their words do get to people, what might seem minor to some can seriously affect someone’s life… my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this truly heartbreaking time… R.I.P. Caroline Flack. Think before you troll.”
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