Four days after former Love Island host Caroline Flack was found dead in her East London apartment, the star’s cause of death has been confirmed. British coroners have called Flack’s death a suicide by hanging (via Page Six).
During an investigation into Flack’s death on February 19, 2020, the coroner’s court was told that when police officers arrived on the scene, the former guest was found “lying on his back inside”. Although law enforcement and paramedics attempted to resuscitate her, Caroline Flack was pronounced dead at the crime scene shortly after 2:30 p.m. on February 15, 2020.
E! The news reports that on the day before Flack’s death, an ambulance was called to the 40-year-old woman’s home. “We were called shortly after 10:30pm on February 14th at a residential property,” said a London Ambulance Service spokesman at the power outlet. “Crews were present and, after a clinical evaluation, the person was not taken to hospital.”
On the same day, Caroline Flack was reportedly told that she had been accused of domestic violence in a December 2019 incident involving her fiancé, Lewis Burton. Caroline Flack allegedly attacked Burton with a lamp, which caused a “small head injury” (via the Daily Mail). Burton reportedly asked prosecutors to drop the case.
In the days following Flack’s untimely death, his friends and family went to social media to pay tribute to the landlord and to give some information about his last days.
Love Island: Caroline Flack wrote a haunting message before her death
In the weeks leading up to his death, Caroline Flack felt like she had no voice, bringing to Instagram in December 2019 to wish fans a Merry Christmas and thank them for their support even though “she was advised not to go to social media”. “This kind of scrutiny and speculation is a lot for one person to bear alone…” she wrote. “I am a human being at the end of the day and I will not be silenced when I have a story to tell and a life to lead…”.
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Been advised not to go on social media … but I wanted to say happy Christmas to everyone who has been so incredibly kind to me this year….. this kind of scrutiny and speculation is a lot to take on for one person to take on their own… I’m a human being at the end of the day and I’m not going to be silenced when I have a story to tell and a life to keep going with …. I’m taking some time out to get feeling better and learn some lessons from situations I’ve got myself into to.I have nothing but love to give and best wishes for everyone ❤️
His family has released a harrowing message through the Eastern Daily Press that the host had apparently written before his death. The message refers to her arrest in December 2019 for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton. “I’ve had a sort of emotional breakdown for a long time. But I’m NOT a domestic abuser. We had an argument and an accident happened. An accident,” she said. After the incident, Caroline Flack resigned as a guest on Love Island. “Within 24 hours, my whole world and my future were swept away from under my feet and all the walls that I had taken so long to build around me collapsed. He went on to say, “the truth was taken out of my hands and used as entertainment”.