Caroline Flack tributes pour in from celebrities after tragic ex-Love Island host takes her own life


CELEBRITIES have taken to social media to share heartbreaking tributes to Caroline Flack, who took her own life.

The former Love Island host, 40, was found dead in her East London flat today.

Caroline was forced to step down from the show

Piers Morgan, shocked by the sudden and tragic death of the presenter said: “Oh my God. This is horrendous.

“Caroline was a fun, bright & sparky person whose whole world collapsed recently, both professionally & personally.

“She told me it had been the worst time of her life, and was clearly struggling to cope with losing everything she held dear.

“This is such sad, awful news.”

As the news broke, devastated friends and colleagues took to Twitter to pay tribute.

Strictly Come Dancing star, James Jordan said: “Just seen on Twitter the devastating news that Caroline Flack has been found dead in her home.

“I’m so sad right now and I can’t actually believe it.

“Can’t imagine what her family are going through right now.”

This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes took to Twitter and wrote: “Caroline Flack… Dear God.

“Shocked beyond belief. May she have found peace.”

Tonight, friends and family of the presenter were devastated by her untimely death which came just a day after her lover Lewis Burton, publicly made contact with her despite a court ban.

A family statement 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.”

Model Lewis, 27 denied the prosecution – with defiant Caroline determined to prove her innocence after denying assault by beating.

He had declared his love for Caroline on Instagram yesterday as they spent Valentine’s Day apart.

Lewis posted a sweet snap of the pair of them with the caption: “Happy valentines [red love heart] Love you [kissing emoji]”.

Those close to Caroline, called her ‘vulnerable’ are said to be furious that the CPS had continued to prosecute Caroline despite Lewis making clear he did not want them to and there being no serious injury.