'Love Island' UK Star Sophie Gradon Has Died At Age 32

Lawrence Kim
June 23, 2018

A former contestant on the United Kingdom version of the popular reality TV show Love Island, Sophie Gradon, has died.

Sophie appeared on series two of "Love Island" and made history by becoming one half of the first and only same-sex couple to ever appear on the show.

News also reports that Gradon's boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, posted a tribute to her on his Facebook page.

Her cause of death has not yet been revealed.

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

British Love Island star Sophie Gradon spoke about the devastating affect of being cyberbullied in her final interview just three months before her death.

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack paid tribute in a tweet, saying: "So very sad".

Olivia Buckland, who appeared with Gradon on Love Island, described her as a "beautiful attractive woman" with a "one in a million" smile.

"Tonight's episode should be cancelled in memory of Sophie Gradon", said one viewer.

'The world has failed you attractive. "The world we live in behind social media", she wrote.

She tweeted: "You were such an intricate, creative, intelligent soul". You was like a big sis to me in the villa. thoughts go out to her family and Friends! Your smile was one in a million.

Malin Andersson - who appeared in the 2016 series with Sophie - argued in a stream of Twitter messages that the latest edition of the show should be pulled out of respect to Sophie. To your family and your loved ones.

Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan added: "You were only helping me battle the Twitter trolls yesterday". I can not work out what to say.

He wrote: "I will never forget that smile". @Sophiegradon what a lovely woman you were.

"Too young, too sweet, too kind".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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