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.
Fly high beautiful so high! ????❤️ pic.twitter.com/JPrqQgkPqC
— Katie Salmon (@katiesalmon24) June 21, 2018
We had lots of little chats and so many laughs ???? you were the the shoulder to cry on and a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. Shine bright in that sky Sophie gradon ❤️
— ALEX BOWEN (@ab_bowen07) June 21, 2018
You helped us through so much. Your smile was one in a million. The world failed. I send all my love and my thoughts to you today. To your family and your loved ones. I cannot work out what to say. RIP you beautiful beautiful woman. I’m so lucky to have met you. #stayshapey
— Olivia Buckland (@OliviaDBuck) June 21, 2018
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