Sophie Gradon's Boyfriend Aaron Armstrong Paid Tribute To Her Days After Finding Her Body
Days after Love Island star Sophie Gradon was found dead at her parent's home, her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong has shared an emotional tribute to his tragic love.
Aaron found his 32-year-old girlfriend's body after she was house-sitting for her parents who were on holiday.
Now he has opened up on Instagram about the fact that he will never see Sophie's 'beautiful smile' again which is something that 'haunts' him.
According to the Mirror, Aaron posted a picture of the couple on social media with the caption: "To think I will never see your beautiful smile again haunts me.
"You are the girl of my dreams we spoke of having kids together I'm so devastated that we will never get that chance to grow old together and raise a family.
"I love you with all my heart Sophie u will always be in my heart you are my angel and I know you will be by my side everyday".
Sophie's mum and dad were told soon after Aaron found their daughter's body and are 'understandably devastated', said a friend, especially as she had recently made changes in her life.
The friend added: "Sophie had wanted to settle down and was growing sick of the party lifestyle."
The Mirror reported that Sophie had been struggling with financial problems of late, although she was careful not to give away anything about it in public.
She'd also been rocked by the death of good friend Paul Burns earlier this month and was at his funeral last Friday with some of the cast members from Geordie Shore.
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A statement issued by Northumbria police says the star was found in her home at 8.27pm on Wednesday.
The statement read: "At about 8.27pm yesterday (June 20) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased.
"There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner."
Sophie was best known for appearing on ITV show, Love Island, alongside contestants including Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen.
Tributes began pouring in for the former Miss Newcastle after the news of her death emerged, with fellow reality TV star Holly Hagan saying: "You were only helping me battle the Twitter trolls yesterday. Rest in peace beautiful."
Hagan later added: "If you're struggling right now PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOU! I promise. Please speak to someone".
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Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Aaron Armstrong