Caroline Flack's Boyfriend Lewis Burton Speaks Out For First Time
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Caroline Flack's boyfriend Lewis Burton has opened up for the first time since news of her death broke.
Posting a photograph of the pair together on Instagram this morning, Lewis Burton said he is 'in so much pain' after it was announced that the television presenter had taken her own life.
He wrote: "My heart is broken we had something so special.
"I am so lost for words I am in so much pain I miss you so much I know you felt safe with me you always said.
"I don't think about anything else when I am with you and I was not allowed to be there this time I kept asking and asking.
"I will be your voice baby I promise I will ask all the questions you wanted and I will get all the answers nothing will bring you back but I will try make you proud everyday.
"I love you with all my heart."
This comes after Ms Flack's family confirmed that the 40-year-old had tragically died yesterday.
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.
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."
Social media has also been flooded with messages of condolence.
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."
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."
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."
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