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ITV Releases Statement Following Caroline Flack's Death

Dominic Smithers

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ITV Releases Statement Following Caroline Flack's Death

ITV has released a statement following the death of presenter Caroline Flack.

A spokeswoman for the channel shared their condolences to the family and friends of the 40-year-old.

The statement 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."

This comes after news broke that the former Love Island presenter had died earlier today.

Her tragic death was confirmed in a statement from Ms Flack's family.

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."

According to reports, a lawyer for the Ms Flack's family confirmed that she had taken her own life.

Following the announcement, former colleagues and friends from the world of entertainment shared their sincere condolences with her family.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Current Love Island host Laura Whitmore, who took over from Ms Flack earlier this year, posted a photograph of them together, with the caption: "I'm trying to find the words but I can't."

Susanna Reid wrote: "My heart is absolutely broken for Caroline Flack and everybody who loves her."

Journalist Kate Silverton wrote: "What shocking terrible news #carolineflack and yes I share too the many views being expressed about the need for us all to be kinder and more compassionate online and indeed generally. My thoughts for her family & friends - and her - just heartbreaking."

Comedian Jack Whitehall said: "Utterly devastating about Caroline Flack. She was a fun, kind beautiful person, always loved seeing her. So unfair that this has happened. Let's pray we learn from this and remember to be a little bit more compassionate to people when they are down."

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Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment, Love Island

Dominic Smithers
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