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Monday 3rd August 2020

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack has died at the age of 40

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Pesenter of Love Island Caroline Flack has died, with news on the tragic death just breaking.

The 40-year-old is believed to have killed herself at home on Valentine's Day.

The TV presenter has faced a difficult time over the past couple of months after she was charged with the assault of her boyfriend, Lewis Burton.

Lewis denied that she had attacked him with a lamp at her flat in North London.

Another amazing person taking from this cruel world.

The couple were banned from contacting each other, but remained together.

Caroline and Lewis weren't allowed contact (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Read more: Lewis Burton breaks silence on Caroline Flack's death

She stood down from this year's Winter Love Island, currently airing on ITV2, to be replaced by friend Laura Whitmore.

Tributes have poured in for Caroline (Credit: SplashNews.com)

She was due to stand trial on March 4.

Piers Morgan was among the first well-known names to comment, writing on Twitter: "Oh my God, this is horrendous."

Love Island contestant Chris Hughes wrote: "Words can't sum this up. So sad. Another amazing person taken from this cruel world.

"God bless Caroline and her family. Rest tight."

Eamonn Holmes also shared his sadness, and questioned whether there would be repercussions for Love Island.

Yesterday, Caroline returned to social media to share a post for Valentine's Day, posing with her dog.

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Lewis had also posted a message to her, saying: Happy Valentine's. Love you."

She had been mostly silent on the social media platform, but had posted a message to fans at Christmas.

"Been advised not to go on social media but I wanted to say happy Christmas to everyone who has been so incredibly kind to me this year," she wrote.

"This kind of scrutiny and speculation is a lot to take on for one person to take on their own.

"I'm a human being at the end of the day and I’m not going to be silenced when I have a story to tell and a life to keep going with.

"I'm taking some time out to get feeling better and learn some lessons from situations I've got myself into.

"I have nothing but love to give and best wishes for everyone."

This is the third tragic death of a Love Island star; in 2019 Mike Thalassitis, 26, took his own life.

Mike took his own life last year (Credit: ITV)

Read more: Caroline Flack's best friend pays tribute

Sophie Gradon, 32, killed herself in 2018.

More news on this terrible story as we have it.

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