Caroline Flack was found dead in her flat in East London on Saturday, a few months after being charged with assault on her boyfriend.
The ex-Love Island host’s family confirmed the tragic news in a statement. It read, “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.”
The 40-year-old was set to appear in court next month on charges of assaulting Lewis Burton, her boyfriend. After news about Caroline Flack’s arrest after allegedly assaulting her boyfriend spread like wildfire, fans of the show called for her to be replaced as the host. ITV then replaced her with Laura Whitmore.
One day before her death on February 14, Flack reappeared on social media by posting multiple photos of her dog online.
Many stars and celebrities paid tribute to the British presenter after news about her death spread.
Lewis Burton wrote an emotional post on Instagram for his girlfriend. He wrote, “My heart is broken we had something so special. I am so lost for words I am in so much pain I miss you so much I know you felt safe with me you always said I don’t think about anything else when I am with you and I was not allowed to be there this time I kept asking and asking.”
Also adding, “I will be your voice baby I promise I will ask all the questions you wanted and I will get all the answers nothing will bring you back but I will try make you proud everyday. I love you with all my heart.”
Former Love Island contestant Amy Hart posted a message on Instagram. She wrote, “I take as I find and what I found was the kindest soul. from putting us at ease on day one, to squeezing my hand when I didn’t know I needed it most, to reaching out to my best friend to help her navigate the dark side of social media, to inviting me to her dressing room for showtune karaoke, to giving me the pep talk of all pep talks at Aftersun, she kept me really calm at the reunion and kept reassuring me all evening.”
Further writing, “Caroline went above and beyond her job at all times, she didn’t HAVE to do any of that and she did. Absolutely gutted. Go and be the star you are.”
22-year-old Amber Gill who won Love Island 2019 described Flack as “a supportive friend in a time of need. An Amazing woman.” She also wrote, “I have no words. You will be truly missed. Thinking of Caroline’s close friends and family. Sending love to EVERYONE.”
Rest in peace Caroline Flack!
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