Love Island UK contestant, Sophie Gradon, dead at 32

A former contestant on the UK version of the popular reality TV show Love Island, Sophie Gradon, has died.

The 32-year-old, who was also a former Miss Great Britain, was found dead by Northumbria Police in a property in Medburn, Ponteland, in north-east England, about 8.30pm on Wednesday local time.

Northumbria Police said in a statement, "there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner".

Gradon appeared on the 2016 series of the UK dating show, and was crowned Miss Newcastle and Miss Great Britain in 2009.

Her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong paid tribute to Gradon on Facebook yesterday. 

"I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always," he wrote.

Another tribute to Gradon appeared on-screen before this week's episode of Love Island.

UK Love Island presenter Caroline Flack said the news was "so very sad".

Sophie Gradon posted this image with the following quote on Tuesday. "I miss him..... He’s only been gone a whole 4 hours."
Sophie Gradon posted this image to her Instagram with the following comment on Tuesday. "I miss him..... He’s only been gone a whole 4 hours." Source: Instagram / Sophie Gradon

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