Caroline Flack has died at the age of 40
Caroline Flack has died at the age of 40.
Multiple outlets reported that the former Love Island host passed away at her home on Saturday.
"We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February," her family said in a statement. "We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time."
Sky News reported that a family lawyer had confirmed that Caroline had died by suicide.
Tonight's episode of Love Island Unseen Bits will not air. A number of former Love Island contestants have taken to social media to pay tribute to Caroline.
Jack Fincham, who won the 2018 series alongside Dani Dyer, said he was "truly in shock after hearing such devastating news."
"It was a pleasure knowing you Caroline my thoughts are with your family and loved ones," he added.
Wes Nelson, who also starred in the 2018 series, called the presenter a "diamond" and "one of the warmest funniest people I’ve ever met."
Amber Davies, who won the 2017 series with Kem Cetinay, said that she would "always adore" Caroline.
"I am lost for words. My heart is completely broken," she wrote. "Caroline I will always adore you, we all love you so much. this will hurt forever."
Other Islanders took to Twitter to share tributes to Caroline.
Devastated to here the news about Caroline Flack. Caroline was nothing but kind to me and that’s how I will always remember her. Saddens me so much when people think the only way out is death. My prayers and thoughts go out to Caroline’s friends and family. Heartbreaking ?
— Kady Mcdermott (@kadymcdermottx) February 15, 2020
My heart hurts for Caroline Flack. She did not deserve this. I have no words. Rest in peace. ?❤️
— Malin Andersson (@MissMalinSara) February 15, 2020
This is devastating. ?
— ⚡️GABBY ALLEN⚡️ (@gabbydawnallen) February 15, 2020
So sad to hear about Caroline ❤️ Im in shock
— Dr Alex (@DrAlexGeorge) February 15, 2020
Caroline rose to fame in 2002 when she starred in Bo’ Selecta!. She has since presented shows like I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! and The Xtra Factor.
She presented Love Island from 2015 until 2019.
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