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TV presenter Caroline Flack found dead at her flat aged 40

Caroline Flack was found dead at her home in East London on 15 February 2020.

Her family confirmed the news with the statement shortly after the news broke online: “We can confirm that our Caroline passed yesterday on the 15th February. We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.” Her lawyer confirmed to Sky News that her death was the result of suicide.

The TV presenter was due in court in three weeks for an alleged assault on her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, an incident which resulted in her stepping down from her position as host of Love Island. Flack began presenting the show back in 2015.

Some of her other presenting jobs included Britain’s Got More Talent, The X Factor, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, as well as winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.

ITV released a statement which read: “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.” ITV decided not to air ‘Unseen Bits’, which was scheduled to be shown on Saturday at 9pm, after learning of the news.

A number of television personalities and former Love Island contestants paid their condolences to Caroline Flack after the news broke about her death:

Molly Mae Hague, a finalist in season five, said: “I’m utterly shocked and heartbroken. Caroline you were such a special woman. Your huge smile will stay with me forever… Rest in peace”

 

Wes Nelson said: “I can’t believe what I’m reading! Caroline Flack was an absolute diamond, my hearts genuinely broken! One of the warmest funniest people I’ve ever met, My tears, thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this extremely difficult time! I’m lost for words R.I.P”

 

Maura Higgins also shared her condolences:

 

Fellow ITV presenter Ant & Dec also shared their thoughts: “We are both devastated to hear the news about Caroline Flack. It is beyond sad. Beyond words. So tragic. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Rest In Peace Caroline XX”

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