Today Caroline Flack was found dead at her home in London after sadly taking her own life at the age of 40.
Her family confirmed her death in a statement saying: “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.”
Caroline was due to appear in court next month on charges of assaulting her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, by hitting him with a lamp.
She also stepped down as the Love Island host due to the allegations and took to Instagram the following day saying “Mine and my families life is no longer up for entertainment or gossip.”
A source said Caroline was sick of all the rumours.
Lewis, even though she had been banned from contacting him, posted to his Instagram story yesterday with the caption ‘Happy Valentine’s day, I love you’ with a picture of the couple.
Many of Caroline’s friends and colleagues have expressed their sadness on social media to pay tribute. Laura Whitmore, who took over her role on Love Island, posted on social media that ‘she is trying to find the words.’
Love Island star Molly Mae Hague said: “Caroline you were such a special woman. Your huge smile will stay with me forever… Rest in peace.”
Wes Nelson wrote Caroline was “one of the warmest, funniest people I’ve ever met, I have nothing but great memories.”
Phillip Schofield posted on his Instagram story with a quote Caroline had posted to her own account: “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”