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21st Jun 2018

Former Love Island contestant Sophie Gradon dies age 32

She appeared on the 2016 series of the show.

Wil Jones

Absolutely tragic news

Former Love Island star Sophie Gradon has died aged just 32, her boyfriend has confirmed on Facebook.

Aaron Armstrong, along with Gradon’s family and friends, posted the news on her personal Facebook page.

She appeared on the 2016 series of the ITV2 reality show.

Alongside a photo of Gradon, Armstrong wrote: “I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always”

It is not yet known how she died. The Mirror report a statement from Northumbria Police, saying: “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.”

Gradon was crowned Miss Great Britain in 2009, and was also a former Miss Newcastle.

On Love Island, she was part of the show’s first-ever same-sex relationship, coupling up with Katie Salmon. She also coupled up with barman Tom Powell.

The official Miss Great Britain Twitter account paid tribute to her, as did Geordie Shore‘s Nathan Henry and Holly Hagan.