Love Island star Sophie Gradon has died at the age of 32. 

The reality star – who appeared on the second series of the ITV2’s BAFTA-winning dating show – was found deceased at her property in Medburn, Ponteland.

Sophie’s boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, confirmed on her Facebook account that she had passed away.

He wrote: “I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always.”

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police 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.”

Sophie made history in the villa as one half of the show’s first ever same-sex pairing, after she coupled up with Katie Salmon.

Salmon called Sophie a “stunning” and “kind” person in a loving tribute on Twitter.

Her Love Island co-stars Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen also shared their condolences.

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