Caroline Flack Has Died Aged 40
Caroline Flack has died aged 40, her family have confirmed.
The statement, published on The Sun, 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."
A lawyer for the Ms Flack's family confirmed that she was found in her flat after having taken her own life.
Since news of her death was announced, social media has been flooded with messages of condolence.
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."
Caroline Flack .... Dear God.
Shocked beyond belief. May she have found peace . #Rip
Has to be repercussions for Love Island now surely ?
- Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) February 15, 2020
Eamonn Holmes said: "Caroline Flack .... Dear God.
Shocked beyond belief. May she have found peace . #Rip Has to be repercussions for Love Island now sure."
Calum Best wrote: "So incredibly sad."
"I'm so so sad to hear about @carolineflack1 . I don't even know what to say. But my heart goes out to her friends and family," added Davina McCall.
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The tragic news comes just a couple of months after Ms Flack stood down as the presenter of ITV's reality dating show Love Island following an assault charge.
Confirming the news on her Instagram account, she said: "Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it's the best show on telly.
"In order to not detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is to stand for down Series 6. I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town."
Despite not addressing the 'allegations', she went on to add: "On a really personal level. I have never experienced such kindness and love in my whole life.
"Not just from friends and family who are always the greatest .. but also from total strangers who send messages to me offering help and understanding ... please know that I see them .. and my boyfriend Lewis ...I love you x".
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