Celebrities pay tribute to Caroline Flack after the TV presenter was found dead in her flat on Saturday at the age of 40.
Among them was presenter Eamonn Holmes this morning who called on the ITV show that Caroline was best known for.
He wrote on Twitter: “Caroline Flack …. Dear God. Incredibly shocked. May they have found peace. #Rip Should it now certainly have an impact on Love Island? “
Tributes: Celebrities pay tribute to Caroline Flack after the TV presenter was found dead in her flat on Saturday at the age of 40
Caroline has presented herself on Love Island for five seasons, but has resigned for the current sixth season due to an attack.
Eamonn’s comment follows former participants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon who both took their own lives after they appeared on the show.
Other celebrities have paid tribute to Twitter and Instagram.
Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter: ‘Caroline was a fun, smart and sparkling person whose entire world has recently collapsed, both professionally and personally.
“She told me that it had been the worst time of her life and that she was clearly struggling to lose everything she held dear. This is so sad, terrible news. ”
So sad: among them, presenter this morning was Eamonn Holmes, who announced the ITV show that Caroline was best known for
Heartbreaking: he wrote on Twitter: “Caroline Flack …. Dear God. Incredibly shocked. May they have found peace. #Rip Should it now certainly have an impact on Love Island? “
Lucy Watson wrote: “Social media has given us too much access to hate others. People we don’t even know. Real people, just like you or me. RIP Caroline ‘
Big Brother star Channelle Mcleary wrote: “RIP Caroline flack. Yes, she made some mistakes that unfortunately were in the public eye, but she didn’t deserve this
all the abuse she received. How many more lives will be taken before people realize that it is not okay to treat others this way. These are real people! “
Tribute: Piers Morgan brought an emotional tribute to the star on Twitter
Tess Daly shared: “Absolutely shocked and destroyed by this tragic news. Rest in peace Caroline, beautiful girl. My heart goes out to your family and loved ones right now XXXX ‘
Martin Kemp wrote: ‘Caroline Flack, I am so sad to hear this news … All my love goes out to her family and friends … oh man! Rest in peace Caroline! “
Presenter Phillip Schofield shared a post that was once shared by Caroline on her Instagram and said, “In a world where everything can be friendly.”
Sad: tributes stream into the star
Her family has been informed and said in a statement tonight: “We can confirm that our Caroline died today on February 15. We want to ask the press to respect the privacy of the family during this difficult time. “
Flack was best known for his earlier front line with the immensely popular ITV2 show Love Island, which was turned upside down this evening by the third death of one of his former stars.
Participants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon took their own lives after their appearances in the dating program, calling into question the future of the show.
Sad words: Philip Schofield shared a message from Caroline in which she said: “In a world where you can be anything, be nice”
Flack’s death comes just a few weeks before she was put on trial for attacking partner Lewis Burton, who accused her in December of beating him with a light before he went back to these claims.
Yesterday the model and tennis player posted a photo of him and Flack on Instagram and wrote: “Happy Valentine’s … Love You.”
His heartfelt break followed an announcement by Flack that she was about to break her silence about her troubled personal life.
Heartbreaking: Love Island stars are among those who pay tribute to the former presenter
On Thursday she wrote: “I’m going to speak today … the lives of me and my family are no longer suitable for entertainment or gossip,”
But one source said she wrote the post “without thinking” and changed her mind and swore to remain silent until the time was right.
The saga surrounding Flack’s trial saw her resign from hosting Love Island – the winter series is currently in the broadcast and is hosted by Laura Whitmore.
However, it was understood that she would return to the ITV2 show in the summer if she were acquitted in court for allegations of assault.
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Devastating: In a family statement it said: “We can confirm that our Caroline died today on February 15. We want to ask the press to respect the privacy of the family during this difficult time. “