Love Island 2016 star Sophie Gradon has passed away aged 32.
Tributes flooded in for the Newcastle native on Thursday, with her boyfriend – who she branded ‘The One’ on social media on Tuesday – leading the heartfelt messages dedicated to the star – while her co-star Olivia Buckland followed suit.
Brokenhearted Aaron Armstrong penned: ‘ I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever.
Olivia’s tribute read: ‘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.’
Holly wrote: ‘@sophiegradon you were only helping me battle the twitter trolls yesterday rest in peace beautiful’.
Another co-star came in Cara de la Hoyde, who wrote: ‘Such a awful day my heart is broken & goes out to the very one effected’.
Just two days ago, Sophie was tweeting about the current season of the show however news has now arisen claiming she has died.
Fans of the show wrote: ‘Actually speechless hearing about @sophiegradon… How sad. Have just heard that #LoveIsland Series 2 contestant Sophie Gradon has passed away at the age of 32…
‘Thoughts are with her friends and family at what must be a very difficult time… I can’t believe Sophie Gradon from love island has passed away’.
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