15th Feb 2020
Caroline’s family have confirmed the news of her death on Saturday
In what is extremely tragic news, a family statement has been released confirming that Love Island presenter Caroline Flack was found dead in her flat on Saturday afternoon.
She was just 40 years old.
Her family said in a statement: “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February.
“We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time and we would ask they make no attempt to contact us and/or photograph us.”
A lawyer for the Flack family confirmed that Caroline took her own life and was found in her east London flat on Saturday.
The presenter had been going through a difficult time of late, after it emerged that she recently stepped down from presenting the first-ever winter series of Love Island after she was charged with assault following a row with boyfriend Lewis Burton.
She pleaded not guilty to the charge and was due in court next month.
She was an avid social media user; she used the platform, and in particular, Instagram, to say that her recent bout of scrutiny had been difficult to cope with.
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“This kind of scrutiny and speculation is a lot to take on for one person to take on their own.
“I’m a human being at the end of the day and I’m not going to be silenced when I have a story to tell and a life to keep going with. I’m taking some time out to get feeling better and learn some lessons from situations I’ve got myself into to.”
Fans, friends and collegues have already expressed their sadness at the shock of the untimely death of the presenter and paid tribute to her, saying she was “an absolute diamond.”
Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this most distressing time.
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