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Former ’Love Island’ host Caroline Flack dead at 40
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Former ’Love Island’ host Caroline Flack dead at 40

Caroline Flack, the former host of the hit British reality show "Love Island," has died, her family confirmed Saturday.
Flack, 40, died by suicide and her body was found in her east London flat Saturday, a lawyer for the family told PA Media.
"We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February," the family's statement said. "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."
Flack hosted the series from its inception in 2015 until last December, when she was charged with assault after an incident at her home. She pleaded not guilty to assaulting her 27-year-old boyfriend, Lewis Burton. She was out on bail awaiting trial scheduled for March.
She was replaced as host a few days after her arrest.
At the time, she said that "Love Island" had been her "world" for the previous five years, adding: "It's the best show on telly."
ITV, which puts on the show, called her a "much loved member of the team.
"Everybody at Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news," ITV2 tweeted. "Our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends."
Burton paid tribute to his "voice" on Instagram. Alongside a photo of the couple, he wrote: "My heart is broken we had something so special.
"I am so lost for words I am in so much pain I miss you so much I know you felt safe with me you always said I don't think about anything else when I am with you and I was not allowed to be there this time I kept asking and asking."
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