Love Island star Sophie Gradon dead at 32

Brenda Watkins
June 22, 2018

Sophie Gradon, who was known for appearing on ITV reality series Love Island, has died at the age of 32, multiple reports say.

The former Miss Great Britain's heartbroken boyfriend Aaron Armstrong wrote: "I will never forget that smile".

In a statement, Northumbria Police said a 32-year-old woman was found deceased on Wednesday evening at a property in Medburn near Newcastle.

The 32 year old was confirmed dead by police earlier in the day, who claimed her passing was not being deemed suspicious. A report will now be prepared for the coroner.

Sophie's ex Katie Salmon, who she was briefly coupled up with throughout her stint in the villa, shared a lengthy message with her fans in which she referenced the pressures of social media and the importance of mental health awareness.

Nathan Henry tweeted: "Rest in peace you handsome little angel, the heavens are blessed with a lovely smile".

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"I'm so sad about Sophie Gradon passing away, she was an unbelievable LGBT role model and feminist hero, and hilarious and lovely and kind, and I feel really floored", wrote a fourth.

"You helped us through so much. Such a handsome soul. such a lovely smile.thoughts and love with friends and family".

Katie tweeted: "Your smile will be remembered forever". Kind gentle soul taken too young. RIP you lovely handsome woman.

A third person tweeted: "Such bad news about Sophie Gradon, I was only watching that series of love island the other day and loving her "girls like sex" speech she did on behalf of Zara. Rest in peace lovely".

She told Chronicle Live: "The only way we could really judge it was the position of the sun in the sky and which bits of the garden were in the shade".

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