Caroline Flack: Love Island and friends share tributes to mark a year since star’s death | Ents & Arts News

Love Island has remembered host Caroline Flack with a tribute marking the primary anniversary of her death.

“All the time in our hearts,” the present’s tribute mentioned, alongside a image of the TV presenter.

Friends of the late star have additionally shared their recollections, whereas the phrases “be variety” – posted on social media by the presenter herself within the months earlier than her death – have been trending on Twitter within the UK on Monday morning.

Flack, 40, died at her flat in north London on 15 February 2020, simply weeks earlier than she was due to go on trial for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend, Lewis Burton.

She took her personal life after studying the listening to would positively go forward, and fearing the publicity that might include it, a coroner concluded at her inquest.

Many shut friends have shared messages and pictures as they keep in mind the star a year on from her death.

Love Island narrator Iain Stirling posted this image of the pair collectively.

Writer and presenter Daybreak O’Porter shared a passage entitled When The World Stopped Turning from her e book Life In Items, her reflections on lockdown revealed in 2020.

Within the e book, she describes Flack as “my funniest good friend on the earth” and one who “at all times confirmed up for me”.

Singer Pixie Lott, who competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 alongside Flack – who went on to win the sequence that year – shared a photograph and mentioned: “Love you perpetually and ever, lovely tiny dancer.

“#bekind Caza at all times was to me and I nonetheless cannot consider this occurred.”

TV chef Gizzi Erskine shared her tribute on the weekend. In addition to remembering her good friend, she additionally criticised “cancel tradition” – the removing of help, together with the boycott of somebody, normally a superstar or public determine – in addition to some features of the “be variety” motion. She additionally criticised Burton.

Flack had been topic to a lot scrutiny within the press and on social media following her arrest and preliminary courtroom look in December 2019.

“The factor that hasn’t modified and really appears to be worst is cancel tradition,” Erskine mentioned. “We’d like to cease this and get a grip of ourselves. The press, the keyboard warriors, the ‘be variety’ mob – who are sometimes the least variety of all of them.

“I miss her a lot. There’s nonetheless a lot unfinished enterprise that I will by no means lay to relaxation and most of all I actually need her proper now. Love you little button x energy to her household and friends for this subsequent bit.”

Caroline Flack at the Brit Awards in London in 2019. Pic: AP
The star pictured on the Brit Awards in London in 2019. Pic: AP

Burton, who didn’t help the prosecution of the star, shared a photograph and mentioned: “I will always remember you.”

In the course of the inquest into Flack’s death, the star’s mom Christine informed the courtroom her daughter “was not an abuser” and accused the police and prosecutors of getting it “in for” her due to her “superstar standing”.

After the listening to, Mrs Flack paid tribute to a “lovely, enjoyable, opinionated, variety, loyal” girl who was “stuffed with confidence”, but additionally “stuffed with fears”.

Flack left behind her twin sister Jody, elder brother Paul, elder sister Elizabeth, and her dad and mom Ian and Christine.

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