On Tuesday, Aaron Armstrong posted a message to his late girlfriend, Love Island star Sophie Gradon, on social media: “Just wish I could cuddle you all day, miss you so much. Sophie, not a minute goes by without your gorgeous smile being a picture in my mind. Everyday we spent together was so amazing, I need [those] days back.”
The following day, ambulance officers found him dead.
In a statement quoted by The Mirror, local police confirmed that the body of 25-year-old man had been discovered at a home in Blythe about 12.20pm on Tuesday.
“There is not believed to be any third party involvement and a report will now be prepared for the coroner,” the statement read.
According to The Mirror, it’s believed it was Armstrong who discovered Gradon’s body at her parent’s home in Northumberland on June 20.
While the cause of the 32-year-old former Miss Great Britain’s death has not been released, police told media there were no suspicious circumstances.
Gradon’s parents, Colin and Deborah, paid tribute to their “precious daughter” following her death, according to Sky News.
“We as a family are still coming to terms with our sudden loss. Our hearts are broken,” they said.
Gradon was laid to rest on Thursday at a funeral in Jesmond, Newcastle.
Armstrong shared a photograph of the order of service to social media, writing, “I love you with all my heart my beautiful angel. I’m absolutely heartbroken, I can’t stop crying and I can feel your spirit in my soul. RIP Sophie Hannah Gradon.”
The pair had reportedly been dating since last year and described each other on social media as the love of their life.
“You are the girl of my dreams,” Armstrong wrote after Gradon’s death. “We spoke of having kids and spending the rest of are lives together. I’m so devastated that we will never get that chance to grow old together and raise a family.
“I love you with all my heart, Sophie. [You] will always be in my heart, you are my angel, and I know you will be by my side everyday.”