Barely a month in the wake of venturing down in front of the UK show’s first winter season, previous Love Island have Caroline Flack was discovered dead in her London loft at 40 years old. As per The Sun, Flack’s family affirmed the shocking news on Saturday by giving a short explanation to the outlet. “We can affirm that our Caroline spent away today on the fifteenth February,” the announcement peruses. “We would ask that the press both regard the protection of the family at this troublesome time.” While no reason for death has been affirmed, numerous British outlets announced that Flack was discovered “inert” in her home. Clamor has contacted Flack’s agent for input on the moderator’s passing, however didn’t hear back at the hour of distribution.
Update: An ITV representative imparted the accompanying articulation to Bustle: “Everyone at Love Island and ITV is stunned and disheartened by this frantically tragic news. Caroline was a much adored individual from the Love Island group and our genuine contemplations and sympathies are with her loved ones.”
Flack — who started facilitating Love Island in 2015 — ventured down from the show subsequent to being accused of ambush on Dec. 13, as the consequence of a supposed squabble among Flack and her beau, Lewis Burton. The Evening Standard revealed at the time that the TV character had purportedly hit Burton over the head with a light, bringing about him supposedly considering the police and disclosing to them that Flack “attempted to kill me.”
Flack argued “not liable” to the attack charges while showing up in court in December, and her legal advisor expressed that Burton trusted the case would be dropped. Burton has kept on remaining by Flack in the wake of the supposed squabble, and shielded her on his Instagram Story soon after her capture. “I’m burnt out on the falsehoods and misuse focused on my better half. This isn’t a witch chase this is somebody’s life,” he composed on his Instagram Story, before announcing that Flack was “the most exquisite young lady. Faithful and kind.” The Sun likewise revealed that on Friday, Feb. 14, he broadcasted his affection for Flack with a Valentine’s Day post on his Instagram Story, only one day before her demise.