Love Island is paying tribute to former host Caroline Flack following her tragic dying.
Forward of Monday night’s episode, narrator Iain Stirling delivered an emotional message to his late pal in a video shared by the present’s Twitter account.
“We’re all completely devastated by the tragic information that Caroline, a a lot beloved member of our Love Island household, has handed away,” Stirling, 32, begins as a scene of waves hitting a rocky shore performs within the video.
“Our ideas are with household and associates at this dreadful time,” Stirling continues.
Stirling explains that he and Flack have been on Love Island because the very starting. The present first aired in July 2015.
“Caroline and me have been collectively from the very begin of Love Island, and her ardour, heat and infectious enthusiasm have been an important a part of what made this present join with hundreds of thousands of viewers,” Stirling says.
“Like lots of you, proper now we’re all simply making an attempt to come back to phrases with what has occurred. My solely hope is that we will all attempt to be kinder, all the time present love and hear to 1 one other.”
Within the video, Stirling concludes the tribute by thanking Flack for being a “true pal.”
“Caroline, I need to thanks for all of the enjoyable instances we had making our favourite present. You have been a real pal to me. I’m going to overlook you Caz,” Stirling provides as a photograph of Flack seems.
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) February 17, 2020
On Saturday afternoon, Flack was discovered useless at her dwelling. She was 40.
“We will verify that our Caroline handed away as we speak on the 15th February,” her household stated in a press release given to the U.Ok.’s Press Affiliation. “We might ask that the press each respect the privateness of the household at this tough time.”
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In a press release to PEOPLE, a spokesperson for ITV stated, “All people at Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately unhappy information. Caroline was a a lot beloved member of the Love Island workforce and our honest ideas and condolences are together with her household and associates.”
Flack’s lawyer, Paul Morris, additionally issued a press release to PEOPLE, saying, “I’m totally devastated at Caroline’s passing and can’t remark additional about issues, together with the prison proceedings, in the meanwhile. My ideas are with Caroline’s household as we respect their privateness at this very unhappy and tough time.”
The night time earlier than her dying, paramedics have been known as to her London dwelling.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson advised PEOPLE that they responded to a name shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Friday at a residential property in London.
“Crews attended and, following a medical evaluation, the individual was not taken to hospital,” stated the spokesperson. “On account of affected person confidentiality we can’t remark additional.”
The Solar and Sky Information additionally reported that an ambulance was known as to Flack’s dwelling on Friday. Two paramedic crews reportedly assessed the state of affairs earlier than deciding Flack didn’t want hospital therapy and was match to be left at dwelling.
In December, Flack stepped down because the host of Love Island after being charged with assault by beating following a reported incident involving her boyfriend Lewis Burton. She had fronted the present because it premiered in 2015; a tribute is anticipated to air throughout Monday’s episode on ITV.
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She pleaded not responsible and was set to face a trial in March.
Burton, a 27-year-old former skilled tennis participant and mannequin, shared an emotional tribute to Flack on Instagram after her dying.
“My coronary heart is damaged,” he wrote alongside a photograph of the couple embracing on the seashore at sundown. “We had one thing so particular.”
“I’m so misplaced for phrases I’m in a lot ache I miss you a lot I do know you felt secure with me you all the time stated I don’t take into consideration the rest when I’m with you and I used to be not allowed to be there this time I saved asking and asking,” he continued. “I shall be your voice child I promise I’ll ask all of the questions you wished and I’ll get all of the solutions nothing will convey you again however I’ll attempt make you proud on a regular basis. I really like you with all my coronary heart.”
Following Flack’s dying, her administration firm additionally spoke out concerning the Crown Prosecution Service for pursuing the case in opposition to Flack.
“In current months Caroline had been beneath enormous stress due to an ongoing case and potential trial which has been properly reported. The Crown Prosecution Service pursued this after they knew not solely how very weak Caroline was but additionally that the alleged sufferer didn’t help the prosecution and had disputed the CPS model of occasions,” the assertion learn, in accordance with The Solar.
“The CPS ought to have a look at themselves as we speak and the way they pursued a present trial that was not solely with out benefit however not within the public curiosity. And finally resulted in vital misery to Caroline,” the assertion continued. “Our ideas are with Caroline’s household presently.“
A CPS spokesperson advised PEOPLE in a press release, “Our deepest sympathies go to the household and associates of Caroline Flack. Given the tragic circumstances, we is not going to touch upon the specifics of this case at this stage.”
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