Caroline Flack has died aged 40, her family have confirmed.
The statement of the family, published on The Sun, read:
"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."
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A lawyer for the Ms Flack's family confirmed that she was found in her flat after having taken her own life.
Celebrities and fans of the star have taken to Twitter to share their deep sadness over Caroline's death, including Love Island stars who were on the show when Caroline was the presenter.
Laura Whitmore, who replaced Caroline as Love Island host, tweeted:
"I’m trying to find the words but I can’t."
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The presenter shared a throwback photo of herself and Caroline and an image of a poem, which reads:
"To lose someone so special is really hard to bear. It hardly seems believable that you're no longer there. You left us far too early before your time, it seems and now you'll never have the chance to fulfil those dreams.
"However hard it is though, we'll take comfort in the thought, of all the memories we have an the happiness you brought. You always lived life to the full but ours won't be the same until the day when we can see your smiling face again."
Love Island star Georgia Harrison was amongst the Love Island stars sharing her sadness, tweeting:
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“Omg I’m so sorry RIP @carolineflack1 you were amazing.”
Meanwhile, Chris Hughes have shared his disbelief at the news, writing:
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“Words can’t sum this up. So sad. Another amazing person taking from this cruel world. When will people and and press release celebrities are humans, with the same feelings everyone else has. Can’t believe to imagine the pain.
“God bless Caroline and her family. Rest tight.”
On Instagram, Molly-Mae Hague shared a photo of herself and Caroline, writing:
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"I'm utterly shocked and heartbroken. Caroline you were such a special woman. Your huge smile will stay with me forever... Rest in peace."
Love Island winner Amber Davies tweeted:
"My heart is actually broken."
Wes Nelson said:
"I can’t believe what I’m reading! Caroline Flack was an absolute diamond, my hearts genuinely broken! One of the warmest funniest people I’ve ever met, My tears, thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this extremely difficult time! I’m lost for words R.I.P."
Olivia Bowen shared her shock saying:
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"Don’t even know what to say. Just in shock, we love you Caroline."
Gabby Allen wrote:
"This is devastating."
The Only Way Is Essex star Amber Turner wrote:
"Heartbreaking news about Caroline!"
This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes wrote:
"Caroline Flack…. Dear God. Shocked beyond belief. May she have found peace. #Rip. Has to be repercussions for Love Island now surely,” he added.
Piers Morgan has paid tribute to Caroline:
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"Caroline was a fun, bright & sparky person whose whole world collapsed recently, both professionally & personally."
"She told me it had been the worst time of her life, and was clearly struggling to cope with losing everything she held dear.This is such sad, awful news." he continued.
Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent wrote:
"This CANT CONTINUE!!!! It just can’t!!! I can’t even begin to imagine what her family & friends are going through!! My Thoughts, prayers and massive amounts of love goes out to them all."
Myleene Klass paid tribute to the late star, tweeting:
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“Completely shocked by the news. @carolineflack1 I hope you’ve found your peace x RIP.”
Danny Jones tweeted:
"So shocked to be writing this. RIP Caroline Flack."
Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan tweeted:
“Poor Caroline Flack. She did not deserve this.”
X-Factor star Jake Quickenden wrote:
“I am so shocked to hear the news about Caroline Flack... my heart goes out to her family and friends at this moment!! RIP.”
Dancing star James Jordan also paid tribute saying:
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“Just seen on Twitter the devastating news that Caroline Flack has been found dead in her home. I’m so sad right now and I actually can’t believe it. Can’t imagine what her family are going through right now.”
Tributes from fans of Caroline’s have flooded in:
“Absolutely heart breaking. I’m so so shocked. Cannot actually believe it. RIP”
“Absolutely devastated to hear of the death of Caroline Flack.”
“I actually can’t believe this! RIP Caroline Flack. thinking of her family and her friends at this horrible time,” said a third.
A fourth person added:
“I cannot believe the news about Caroline Flack... Incredibly sad about such a young talented young lady and young life."
The tragic news comes just a couple of months after Caroline stood down as the presenter of Love Island following an assault charge.
Confirming the news on her Instagram account, she said:
"Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it's the best show on telly.
"In order to not detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is to stand for down Series 6. I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town."
"On a really personal level. I have never experienced such kindness and love in my whole life.
"Not just from friends and family who are always the greatest .. but also from total strangers who send messages to me offering help and understanding ... please know that I see them .. and my boyfriend Lewis ...I love you x".
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