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Boyfriend Lewis Burton sent Caroline Flack a Valentine’s Day message telling her ‘love you’ just a day before she was found dead

  • Caroline died just one day after her boyfriend Lewis professed his love for her in a gushing Valentine’s Day message
  • The former Love Island host, 40, was found dead at her London flat on Saturday, February 15, just weeks before she was due to go on trial for assaulting Lewis 
  • She was banned from contacting Lewis, 27, after she was charged with assault in December and she was due to return to court on March 4 
  • If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org 

Caroline Flack died just one day after her boyfriend Lewis Burton professed his love for her in a gushing Valentine’s Day message.

The former Love Island host, 40, was found dead at her London flat on Saturday, February 15, just weeks before she was due to go on trial for assaulting Lewis. 

She was banned from contacting Lewis, 27, after she was charged with assault in December and she was due to return to court on March 4.  

Tragedy: Caroline Flack died just one day after her boyfriend Lewis Burton professed his love for her in a gushing Valentine’s Day message

He publicly reached out to her on Valentine’s Day amid constant speculation they had ended their relationship, posting a photo on Instagram and writing: ‘Happy Valentine’s… Love You.’ 

It came after Lewis wrote in the comments section of a video of Caroline climbing a wall earlier this week to joke that she and her friend were ‘useless.’  

Caroline took her own life after a worried friend who was staying with her went to the shops, leaving the ex-Love Island presenter alone at her London flat.

According to The Mail On Sunday, it came just hours after she was told she would face trial for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton. 

Defiant: The post came after Caroline shared her final Instagram snap on Thursday, after Lewis reached out to her previously on a post about her wall-climbing with a pal

Defiant: The post came after Caroline shared her final Instagram snap on Thursday, after Lewis reached out to her previously on a post about her wall-climbing with a pal 

Her management have slammed the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for pursuing the ‘show trial’ after Lewis said he did not want to press charges. 

He had said she hit him with a lamp at her former home in Islington in December before asking the CPS not to press charges.

Caroline had been described by friends as feeling ‘she was on her own’ and ‘couldn’t see a way out,’ according to The Mirror

It was also understood she had been struggling with her mental health and using anti-depressants before her death.

The TV presenter’s death was confirmed by a lawyer for the family. The Flack family said in a statement: ‘We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.’

A worried producer friend had been staying with the star but found she couldn’t get back into her flat after returning from the shops, a source said. She called Caroline’s father Ian who gained entry to the flat where he found the star’s body. 

Love Island also released a statement, they said: ‘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.’ 

'You're both useless': Lewis showed his love for Caroline in a now-deleted comment that was posted to her pal Mollie Grosberg's video on Instagram earlier this week

‘You’re both useless’: Lewis showed his love for Caroline in a now-deleted comment that was posted to her pal Mollie Grosberg’s video on Instagram earlier this week 

Reaching out: Caroline was banned from contacting Lewis, 27, after she was charged with assault in December and she was due to return to court on March 4 (pictured earlier this week)

Reaching out: Caroline was banned from contacting Lewis, 27, after she was charged with assault in December and she was due to return to court on March 4 (pictured earlier this week)

Following Caroline’s death, many fans have taken to social media to demand that Love Island be axed, after she became the third person associated with the show to take their own life.

Former contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon, took their own lives in March 2019 and June 2018.

Among fans calling the show out was This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes who paid tribute to Caroline while insisting there needs to be ‘repercussions.’

Sweet: He publicly reached out to her on Valentine's Day amid constant speculation they had ended their relationship, posting a photo on Instagram and writing: 'Happy Valentine's... Love You.' (pictured last year)

Sweet: He publicly reached out to her on Valentine’s Day amid constant speculation they had ended their relationship, posting a photo on Instagram and writing: ‘Happy Valentine’s… Love You.’ (pictured last year)  

He wrote on Twitter: ‘Caroline Flack …. Dear God. Shocked beyond belief. May she have found peace. #Rip Has to be repercussions for Love Island now surely?’ which garnered more than 27K likes. 

Eamonn later added: ‘Meaning out of respect, can the series continue?’ (sic)

A CPS spokesperson issued a statement, they said: ‘Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Caroline Flack.

‘Given the tragic circumstances, we will not comment on the specifics of this case at this stage.’

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org 

Still together: Meanwhile, Lewis recently shared this post amid split rumours, writing that he 'can't wait to see Caroline' before her tragic death aged 40 on Saturday

Still together: Meanwhile, Lewis recently shared this post amid split rumours, writing that he ‘can’t wait to see Caroline’ before her tragic death aged 40 on Saturday 

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