‘Love Island’ Host Caroline Flack Has Died at Age 40

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From Cosmopolitan

  • Love Island host Caroline Flack died yesterday.
  • Her family confirmed the news.

Really sad news: Love Island host and British television personality Caroline Flack has died from suicide at age 40. Caroline’s family confirmed the news with a statement given to the UK’s Press Association, saying, “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.”

ITV, the television station that airs Love Island, also released a statement to People about Caroline’s death, saying, “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.”

Iain Stirling, who does the voice-overs for Love Island, and Laura Whitmore, the show’s new host, also paid tribute to Caroline:

Caroline was in the middle of some legal troubles after being arrested for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend, tennis player Lewis Burton, in early December. Even though Lewis didn’t support the prosecution, Caroline was still set to face trial on March 4. After her arrest, Caroline stepped down as host of Love Island season 6 and wrote an emotional Insta post, saying:

“Thankfully I know a lot of you will not believe all that you have heard and read following today’s court hearing...thank you for your continued support and love....It’s going to be a relief when I am able to give my side of the story, when I’m allowed to x.”

Photo credit: Instagram

Sending love to Caroline’s family and friends.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-hour hotline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org for free and confidential help. In the case of a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

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