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Love Island star Sophie Gradon dies aged 32

Her boyfriend confirmed the sad news on his Facebook account

Andrea Caamano

Former Love Island contestant Sophie Gradon has died aged 32. The star's boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong revealed the devastating news on his Facebook on Thursday morning, writing: "I will never forget that smile. I love you so so much baby, you're my world forever and always."

A Northumbria Police spokesperson told HELLO!: "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."

Soon after the news broke, several past Love Island contestants paid tribute to Sophie, who took part in series 2 of the hit ITV show. Co-star Olivia Buckland wrote on Twitter: "Awful awful news this morning. I am gutted. I am so sorry the world failed you. You were such an intricate, creative, intelligent soul. Words fail me."

Amber Davis wrote: "I am in absolutely in shock! @sophiegradon what a beautiful woman you were. RIP" Fellow Islander Cara de la Hoyde posted: "Such a awful day my heart is broken & goes out to the very one effected".

Sophie was crowned Miss Great Britain in 2009 and was also a former Miss Newcastle. The official Miss Great Britain Twitter account also paid tribute on Thursday, saying: "Shocked beyond belief!!! RIP @sophiegradon sending all our love to Sophie’s family at this incredibly sad time xx"

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