Love Island stars have paid tribute to 2016 contestant Sophie Gradon, who has died at the age of 32.
Gradon’s boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, wrote on Facebook: “I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always.”
I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always ❤️❤️
Northumbria Police said in a statement: “At about 8:27pm yesterday (20th June) 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.”
A tribute to Gradon, who was also a former Miss Great Britain, was aired before Thursday night’s episode of Love Island, and presenter Caroline Flack tweeted that the news was “so very sad”.
So very sad . Such a beautiful soul …. such a beautiful smile …thoughts and love with friends and family @sophiegradon ❤️
— caroline flack (@carolineflack1) June 21, 2018
Iain Stirling, who does the Love Island voiceover, posted a fond memory of Gradon…
This will forever remain on of my favourite Love Island moments. Dearest Sophie, I truly hope you are now at peace. Stay shapey xhttps://t.co/XOWizRyck7
— Iain Stirling | www.twitch.tv/iainstirling (@IainDoesJokes) June 21, 2018
Love Island contestants from the past few years also paid tribute to Gradon and her “one in a million” smile……
Absolutely heartbroken to hear what happened to Soph. I am so glad to have experienced Love Island with you and to have known you. Kind gentle soul taken too young. Stay Shapey up there. RIP????
— Kady Mcdermott (@kadymcdermottx) 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 Bowen (@OliviaDBuck) June 21, 2018
Such a awful day ???? my heart is broken & goes out to the very one effected ????????
— Cara de la Hoyde-Massey (@Miss_Delahoyde) June 21, 2018
I am in absolutely in shock! @sophiegradon what a beautiful woman you were. RIP ❤️
— Amber Davies (@Amber_Davies7) June 21, 2018