Death of Caroline Flack leaves ‘Love Island’ family ‘absolutely devastated’

Caroline Flack
Caroline Flack

The Love Island family is “absolutely devastated” over the news that Caroline Flack, the previous host of the British unscripted television show, has passed on.

Source: ITV News

Flack, 40, passed away by suicide on Saturday. She had left the show in December after she was blamed for ambushing her beau, Lewis Burton. Nonetheless, the misfortune still especially influenced the cast and team, as obvious in an explanation that Iain Stirling, the show’s storyteller conveyed as the show disclosed Monday. It had been removed the air throughout the end of the week following Flack’s passing, as indicated by CNN.

Caroline Flack is being remembered by the "Love Island" cast and crew. (Photo: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Caroline Flack is being remembered by the Love Island cast and crew. (Photo: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

In the announcement, which was additionally posted via web-based networking media, Stirling said the group was “absolutely devastated” by the news. He said they’re making some “appalling memories.”

Then he added a personal note: “Caroline and I were together from the very start of Love Island, and her passion, warmth, and enthusiasm were a crucial part of what made this show connect with millions of viewers.”

“My only hope,” he continued, “is that we can all try and be kinder, always show love and listen to one another.” He thanked Flack for the fun times they shared and for her friendship.

Laura Whitmore remembers Caroline Flack. (Photo: Instagram)

“I’m gonna miss you, Cass,” Stirling said, his voice cracking.

Both Stirling and Flack began working on the show when it launched in 2015.

Stirling’s partner, Laura Whitmore, is the person who replaced Flack as host of the dating show. Whitmore shared her own teary statement about the untimely death on her Sunday morning radio show on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Whitmore explained that she befriended Flack about a decade ago.


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“Anyone who knew Caroline knew she was vivacious, loving and had a passion for life, which is why none of this makes sense,” Whitmore said.

She remembered her friend as someone who loved to laugh and loved to dance; in fact, Flack won the Strictly Come Dancing, the U.K. version of Dancing With the Stars, in 2014.

Whitmore slammed the tabloids for “looking for a cheap sell.” She acknowledged that Flack struggled, too.

“I’m not going to pretend she’s perfect, but she lived every mistake publicly under the scrutiny of the media,” Whitmore said.


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