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'Love Island' Host Caroline Flack Dies by Suicide at 40 Before Trial


Added 02-15-20 02:17:01pm EST - “Caroline Flack has killed herself just weeks before she was set to go to trial in an assault case.” - Tmz.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Tmz.com: “'Love Island' Host Caroline Flack Dies by Suicide at 40 Before Trial”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former 'Love Island' host and well-known U.K. personality Caroline Flack died in her home this weekend after taking her own life -- this just weeks before she was set to go to trial.

The longtime reality TV presenter was found dead Saturday in her London apartment -- which her family confirmed in a statement to the British press. A family spokesman says, "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th of February. We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time."

Caroline was set to face a judge on March 4, pertaining to an assault case she was fighting there across the pond. Her tennis star boyfriend Lewis Burton had accused her of attacking him with a lamp at their home -- for which she was charged and pled not guilty.

In December, she had stepped down from her 'Love Island' hosting role and was keeping a low profile, out of the public eye. On Instagram, however,  she doubled down on her proclaimed innocence, and vowed not to be silenced and to keep living her life.

Several famous British TV presenters and hosts expressed shock over news of her death. Several people say the British press treated her harshly and unfairly -- criticizing the sympathetic tone several outlets and papers are taking today upon her death.

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