By Samantha Day • 15 February 2020 • 19:16
Former Love Island host, Caroline Flack, 40, was found dead in her London home, weeks before she is due to go on trail for accusations of assaulting her ex-boyfriend.
Caroline, mainly known for being the host of Love Island, is the third member of the tv show to be found dead, following suicide speculation.
First victim of suicide was Sophie Gradon, who died in 2017, followed by second victim Mike Thalassitis, who took his own life just last year.
Although suicide has not yet been confirmed, there is high speculation following a turbulent time for former TV star.
Caroline Flacks, boyfriend Lewis Barton, declared his love for her on social media, yesterday on Valentine’s Day, as her assault charges loom.
The tennis player has kept a low profile since Caroline was charged with assaulting him in December.
People are taking to twitter, moments after tragedy was confirmed, expressing their sadness and upmost sympathy, one read: “RIP Caroline Flack. Heartbreaking. May this again be a wake up call to the press / media to be kinder and to stop hounding celebrities down into the ground”.
Her family has been informed and in a statement tonight they said: ‘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.’
Flack last posted on Instagram on Thursday with a collage of snaps, captioned simply with a love heart emoji, after her boyfriend, 27, contacted her via the photo sharing platform.
The same day, she announced she would be breaking her silence on recent reports about her personal life as she awaits her trial for common assault.
She wrote: ‘I’m going to speak today… mine and my family’s life is no longer up for entertainment or gossip,’ before changing her mind.
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