Caroline Flack: Newspapers react to 'Valentine tragedy' after presenter's death

Brenda Watkins
February 16, 2020

"I knew her whole family and I'm just devastated for them".

Joe, 38, who presented the I'm A Celebrity spin-off with Caroline in 2009 and 2010, took to Instagram to record a series of short videos that showed him fighting back tears and describing Caroline as, "the most fantastic person you could come across".

Flack, 40, was being prosecuted for the alleged assault on boyfriend Lewis Burton prior to her death. The couple had been going through a tough time in the public eye, especially after the assault charges against the Love Island host.

Flack was found dead in her London home on Saturday and her lawyer confirmed that she took her own life.

Ms Flack was found at her East London flat.

"We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this hard time and we would ask they make no attempt to contact us and/or photograph us".

Fiona said they had so many mutual friends and has been inundated with people checking in with her to see how she was coping with the tragic news.

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Susanna Reid tweeted: "My heart is absolutely broken for Caroline Flack and everybody who loves her".

Her shocking death has prompted a flurry of heartbroken tributes from colleagues and fans who are struggling to deal with the tragic events. "I am so lost for words, am in so much pain". My kids will know you, my grandkids will and then I'll see you again, give you a huge hug, a huge kiss, get mic'd up and have you by my side again. I always knew how fragile you were but I never ever thought this would be the last contact we would have.

Flack had been away from social media as well after facing severe scrutiny from the media. I'm going to carry on and get through this show, as that's what Caroline would say to do.

Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore has spoken out against the media and Twitter trolls, saying she wants to use her platform to "call people out". "I have nothing but love to give and best wishes for everyone", she ended.

She said: "Be kind, only you are responsible for how you treat others and what you put out in the world".

Since Flack's passing, the quote has been shared on social media to showcase what a hard time she had been going through.

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