Love Island UK star Sophie Gradon has been found dead in her parents home near Newcastle, England. Sophie was 32.
The former Miss Great Britain starred in the 2016 season of the reality TV show, and became half of the first same-sex couple on Love Island, after coupling up with fellow housemate Katie Salmon.
Northumbria Police released this statement regarding the death.
At about 8.27pm yesterday (June 20) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner.
Tributes for Sophie have been flowing in from the reality TV community.
You truly never know what’s going on behind closed doors, be kind, ALWAYS! RIP Sophie Gradon????— Lacey Fuller (@laceyfuller_) June 21, 2018
So sad to hear about Sophie Gradon. My thoughts & prayers are with her friends & family. I absolutely loved watching her on Love Island. Gone too young ❤️— Ferne McCann (@fernemccann) June 21, 2018
So very sad . Such a beautiful soul …. such a beautiful smile …thoughts and love with friends and family @sophiegradon ❤️— caroline flack (@carolineflack1) June 21, 2018
Only just heard the news & I am lost for words. I'm so shocked as we spoke about going away for work next month only recently & I thought everything was ok ???? please check up on your friends and family and speak up. I'm so sorry you felt this way @sophiegradon RIP BEAUTIFUL❤????— Zahida Allen (@xZahida) June 21, 2018
@sophiegradon you were only helping me battle the twitter trolls yesterday ???????? rest in peace beautiful ❤️— H O L L Y H A G A N (@HollyGShore) June 21, 2018
I don’t know what to say….— Rykard (@ItsRykard) June 21, 2018
I love you @sophiegradon ????????????
Rest in paradise
It just shows someone can look the happiest person, but you never know what goes on behind closed doors. So beautiful, r.i.p @sophiegradon ❤️— Abbie holborn ???? (@abbiegshore) June 21, 2018
I am in absolutely in shock! @sophiegradon what a beautiful woman you were. RIP ❤️— Amber Davies (@Amber_Davies7) June 21, 2018
It was only 24 hours ago we were laughing about me on Twitter and talking about my antics. You were the most beautiful kind hearted soul …. we have lost another angel @sophiegradon ????— ☮ Sophie ☮ (@SophieKasaei_) June 21, 2018
Thoughts are with @sophiegradon family and friends. What sad, heartbreaking news. All my love x— GABBY ALLEN (@gabbydawnallen) June 21, 2018
@sophiegradon rest in peace you beautiful little angel, the heavens are blessed with a beautiful smile R.I.P xxx— Nathan Henry (@NathanHGShore) June 21, 2018
I’m in shock…. My thoughts are with you and your family @sophiegradon ???? the heavens have gained an angel RIP beautiful girl.— MONTANA ROSE BROWN (@MontanaRoseB) June 21, 2018
Sophie’s ex from Love Island, Katie Salmon, posted this tribute.
Fly high beautiful so high! ????❤️ pic.twitter.com/JPrqQgkPqC— Katie Salmon (@katiesalmon24) June 21, 2018
Sophie’s boyfriend Aaron Armstrong has also posted an emotional tribute following the news.
“I will never forget that smile,” he said. “I love you so much baby you’re my world forever and always”.
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