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Caroline Flack, former host of Love Island UK, has passed away at age 40.
The 40-year-old’s family confirmed that the popular television presenter was found dead in her London apartment on Saturday. A lawyer for her family said she ended her own life.
“We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February,” her family said in a statement. “We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time and we would ask they make no attempt to contact us and/or photograph us.”
Love Island and ITV have also released a statement, writing: “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.”
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Flack hosted five seasons of Love Island before stepping down in December of last year, after being charged with assaulting her partner, Lewis Burton.
She pleaded not guilty and was due for trial on March 4.
She was one of the most in-demand personalities on British TV, also co-hosting The X-Factor and was the winner of 2014’s Strictly Come Dancing.