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15 February 2020, 17:44 | Updated: 15 February 2020, 19:09
Caroline Flack has been found dead at her flat in London.
Caroline Flack has died aged 40.
The Love Island presenter, who hosted the show for five years, was found dead at her home in London.
A family statement 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."
The star was due to appear in court in March over allegations she assaulted her boyfriend Lewis Burton.
ITV also released a statement, with a spokesperson saying: "Everybody at Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news. Caroline was a much loved member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends."
Caroline's last social media post was on Thursday, where she posted a series of pictures of herself with her dog, simply captioning the upload with a red heart emoji.
Just two days ago, her boyfriend left a comment of a heart on a video the TV star's friend posted of her rock climbing, despite a contact ban as part of Caroline's bail.
It is thought he deleted the comment as the pair are not permitted to have contact due to the 40-year-old presenter being on conditional bail for allegedly assaulting Lewis back in December.
Speaking after her last court appearance, she released a statement, writing: "Thankfully I know a lot of you will not believe all that you have heard and read following today's court hearing... thank you for your continued support and love...
"It's going to be a relief when I am able to give my side of the story, when I'm allowed to.”
She and Lewis Burton had been dating since last summer.
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