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15/02/2020 18:18 GMT | Updated 16/02/2020 09:49 GMT

Love Island And Strictly Stars Lead Tributes To Caroline Flack Following Her Death, Aged 40

The Love Island host was found dead at her London home on Saturday afternoon.

Tributes have been pouring in for Caroline Flack following her death at the age of 40.

The Love Island presenter was found dead at her London home on Saturday afternoon after taking her own life.

Her family said in a statement: “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.”

 

An ITV spokesperson also made a statement, which 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.”

Former Love Island stars led the tributes on Twitter...

Strictly Come Dancing hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman also paid tribute to Caroline, who won the BBC dance show in 2014.

Caroline recently stepped down from hosting the first ever winter series of Love Island after she was charged with assault following a row with her boyfriend Lewis Burton. 

She was on bail and awaiting trial due to begin on 4 March after pleading not guilty to charges of assault by beating.

In the last few weeks, Caroline had been keeping a low profile, revealing she’d been “advised not to go on social media”, and recently returned to the UK after spending some time out in the States.

Useful websites and helplines:

  • Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393
  • Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill.)
  • The Mix is a free support service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email: help@themix.org.uk
  • Rethink Mental Illness offers practical help through its advice line which can be reached on 0300 5000 927 (open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm). More info can be found on www.rethink.org.
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