Love Island star’s shock death stuns fans
FORMER British reality TV star Sophie Gradon has died aged just 32.
The ex-Miss Great Britain, who starred in the British series of Love Island in 2016, was found dead at a home near Newcastle, in England's north-east.
The bubbly star was a hit with fans, who posted of their shock over her death on social media.
Gradon caused a stir on British TV when she became one half of Love Island's first same-sex couple after coupling up with Katie Salmon.
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The day before her death, she posted a smiling photo with a caption advertising a new underwear range.
A police spokesman said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "At about 8.27pm yesterday (June 20) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased.
"There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner."
Gradon's boyfriend Aaron Armstrong posted an emotional tribute to the star, saying: "I will never forget that smile."
He added: "I love you so much baby you're my world forever and always".
The tragic star's last social media post has since been revealed, with Gradon having written a caring message to a pal on Facebook, The Sun reported.
Replying to her ill friend's comment on social media, Sophie write: "Hope you're feeling a bit better soon!!!"
Fans and reality TV stars took to Twitter to pay tribute to Gradon and express their devastation.
Refuse to believe Sophie Gradon has passed away, absolutely no way, too young n too much going for her😢😢— Eleanor Rose Murphy (@elmurphy16x) 21 June 2018
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So sad about Sophie Gradon 💔 it’s so true that you can never understand what’s going on in other people’s minds, be kind to everyone— ❤️ Liv Lacey Lamb ❤️ (@x_livlamb_x) 21 June 2018