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Caroline Flack, Former Host of Reality Show Love Island, Found Dead at Age 40

Posted On: Feb 16, 2020   |   Posted By: Time

Caroline Flack, a British television presenter who hosted the controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died at age 40, her family said Saturday.
“We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February,” the family said in a statement. A family lawyer said Flack had killed herself and was found in her London apartment.
Flack hosted “Love Island” from its launch in 2015, but stepped down last year after being charged with assaulting her boyfriend, Lewis Burton. She denied the charge and was scheduled to stand trial starting next month.
British commercial network ITV, which broadcasts the show, said in a statement that “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,” the network statement said.
The sixth season of the show is currently airing. A “Love Island” highlights episode titled “Unseen Bits”...

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