Caroline Flack has died at the age of 40, her family said in a statement

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The TV presenter took her own life in her new apartment in East London. The family statement said: “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away on February 15.

“We will ask the press to respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time, and we will not ask them to try to communicate with us and / or take pictures.”

The troubled Love Island star retreated from presenting the show when it was allegedly attacked her boyfriend Lewis Burton 27 in Islington, north of London, later in December.

She filed an innocent appeal against the attack crime at the Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court and was released on bail in conditions that prevented her from contacting Burton before the hearing in March.

An ITV spokesperson said: “Everyone on Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this hopeless sad news.

“Caroline was a very popular member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences with our family and friends.”

TV presenters Davina McCall, Phillip Schofield and Claudia Winkleman were among those who reacted to Flack’s news of death.

Masked Singer star McCall tweeted: “I am very sorry to hear @ carolineflack1.

“I don’t even know what to say. But my heart goes to friends and family x I can be a little quiet tonight on social media … it doesn’t look right. ”

This Morning host Schofield paid tribute to Flack with an article in Instagram stories.

She added a text that said, “Be kind, in a world where you can be anything,” on a message published by Flack on social media.

Schofield wrote: “You poor my dear girl, my heart is breaking #BeKind.”

Definitely Gel Dancing host Winkleman tweeted: “Such heartbreaking news. It sends a lot of love to Caroline’s family and friends. XXX. ”

Dan Walker from the BBC Breakfast tweeted: “It’s terrible news about Caroline Flack. We really have to be better off looking at each other. Very sad.”

Comedian Jack Whitehall wrote on Twitter that the news was “completely destructive.”

“She was a fun, kind and nice person, she always loved seeing her. It was so unfair that it happened.

“Let’s pray, we learned from this, and we remember being a little bit more compassionate when we were down.”

Gladiators, I’m a Celebrity … Take Me Here! NOW!, X Factor and Xtra Factor.

Strictly Come Dancing won in 2014 while pairing with professional dancer Pasha Kovalev.

The following year, she joined the revival of the reality of meeting Love Island on ITV2.

It has hosted the first five series of the popular program, one of the most watched reality shows in England, and Aftersun’s spin-off program.

The current series of the program is organized by Laura Whitmore after the first winter edition is withdrawn from the Flack presentation missions.

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