It is with great sadness tonight that we learn about the suicide of Caroline Flack, the former host of ITV’s Love Island.

The family lawyer confirmed the death of Caroline and the Flack family released the following statement:

“We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February.

We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.”

Caroline had a very promising TV career, hosting “Love Island” which was in no doubt, one of the biggest TV shows in the UK for the last 5 years. Before that, she was hosting “The X Factor”, another hugely successful TV show.

Caroline was just aged 40 at the time of her passing and had experienced mental health-related issues in the past.

The Love Island logo, the show Caroline had been hosting for 5 years.

In 2018, she spoke to The Sun about her mental health and how she feels society sees celebrities as ‘perfect’. Caroline also spoke about her experience taking antidepressant medication – she said:

“People see the celebrity lifestyle and assume everything is perfect, but we’re just like everyone else. Everyone is battling something emotional behind closed doors – that’s life. Fame doesn’t make you happy.

Anti-depressants helped me get up in the morning and stopped me from being sad, but what they also do, is stop you from being happy. So I was just in this numb state. I stopped laughing at jokes, and that’s just not me.”

The below photo description is extremely upsetting to read and many readers will be able to relate to Caroline’s line: “Being a burden is my biggest fear”.

Many of us find it extremely difficult to open up about our feelings to others, and Caroline clearly was one of those people.

Do not suffer in silence – if you find it difficult in opening up to your family/friends, try speaking to someone who you don’t know! Try these Mental health helplines (UK)

We’ll leave you with the following quote from Fred Rogers.

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” ~Mr. Rogers