‘Love Island’ Host Caroline Flack Honored By Ex-Boyfriend & Friends on First Anniversary of Her Death



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Late Love Island host Caroline Flack is being remembered on the primary anniversary of her tragic dying.

Flack, who hosted the favored actuality collection from 2015-19, died by suicide in her London condo on Feb. 15, 2020 at age 40. In remembrance of Flack, a number of mates posted heartbreaking tributes to the late TV persona on Monday.

Lewis Burton, who was relationship the TV presenter on the time of her passing, posted a photograph of the pair on his Instagram Story. “I’ll always remember you,” he wrote. He additionally included a damaged coronary heart emoji beneath the phrases “1 12 months”.

Iain Stirling, who hosted the hit U.Okay. actuality collection with Flack, paid a social media tribute to his good friend on Instagram. “To my good friend Caroline, pondering of you at this time. Miss you mate x,” Stirling posted.

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Flack was charged with assaulting Burton in December 2019 and took her life two months later. An inquest at Poplar Coroner’s Courtroom in London later dominated that Flack died by suicide as a result of she knew she would be prosecuted for assaulting Burton and was frightened of the publicity the court docket case would carry.

On Sunday, Laura Whitmore — who took over as host of Love Island — paid her personal private tribute throughout her BBC Radio 5 present by enjoying a particular cowl model of “The Glory of Love,” which was considered one of Flack’s favourite songs and featured at her funeral.

“In some ways, it nonetheless appears so recent and in others, the final 12 months does really feel like a decade however it would not get any simpler to understand, and typically when you’ll be able to’t consider the suitable phrases to say, a tune can really feel extra applicable,” Whitmore mentioned.

“It is going to be a tough time, however I hope an opportunity to have fun her reminiscence and this tune, to those that knew Caroline properly, could be very particular,” she added. Mentioned Whitmore: “Her household performed it at her funeral final 12 months and an excellent good friend of the present, musician Imelda Might, has kindly recorded a model only for us. That is considered one of Caroline’s favourite songs. That is ‘The Glory of Love.'”

Whitmore — who’s at the moment anticipating her first baby — posted some poignant lyrics from the tune on Monday, adopted by a picture of her having fun with some good occasions with Flack.

“You have to snicker a bit, cry a bit, till the clouds roll by a bit,” she wrote.


Others who honored Flack embrace her supervisor Nathan Charles Smith, who posted an Instagram Story exhibiting the Love Island host making ready for a photoshoot inside a rusting camper van. “Miss you. I hope you are singing wherever you might be,” he mentioned.

Good friend Lou Teasdale shared, “I simply actually miss you” on her personal Instagram feed together with a picture of Flack smiling in a waterfall. Shut pal Mollie Grosberg posted a contented group snap and easily captioned it: “Take care of one another @chooselove”.

Love Island additionally posted a tribute on the present’s official Instagram account, writing: “Remembering Caroline. 1979-2020. At all times in our hearts.”

Speaking to BBC Radio four Lady’s Hour on Monday, good friend Ophelia Lovibond opened up about her personal reminiscences of Flack and spoke movingly concerning the impression of the “suddenness” of her dying.

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“Due to the best way Caroline died, it is rather straightforward to let that overshadow every part else. However her life counted for a lot greater than the best way she died, and people are the issues that I have been eager about,” mentioned Lovibond.

“Everytime you lose anybody it is enormously tough and I misplaced a member of the family to breast most cancers and that was very arduous, however this felt very totally different. I believe one thing that was very attention-grabbing to find was that the grief feels totally different as a result of it was an entire shock, there was completely no approach of getting used to the thought or visiting somebody [in] hospital. The suddenness could be very arduous to understand,” she mentioned.

Lovibond continued: “We must always keep in mind Caroline as somebody who liked telling jokes, she liked making folks snicker, she liked karaoke greater than anybody. She liked leopard print, she liked musicals, she liked going to theaters. Her life was so wealthy, it was so full of affection and laughter and I need folks to recollect her by the issues that she did in her life, not in the best way that she went away.”

When you or somebody you recognize is contemplating suicide, please contact the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), textual content “STRENGTH” to the Disaster Textual content Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.


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