Love Island’s Sophie Gradon has died aged 32

Sophie Gradon

by Georgina Terry |

Love Island star Sophie Gradon has reportedly passed away

Her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong broke the news on Facebook today, writing: "I will never forget that smile. I love you so so much baby, you're my world forever and always."

In a statement, Northumbria Police said: "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.

Tributes from stars began immediately.

Geordie Shore's Holly Hagan tweeted: "You were only helping me battle the Twitter trolls yesterday. Rest in peace beautiful."

Nathan Henry of Geordie Shore said: "Rest in peace you beautiful little angel, the heavens are blessed with a beautiful smile. RIP."

And this year's Love Island star Hayley Hughes said: "I'm lost for words right now! RIP Sophie Gradon. Such an amazing and beautiful girl."

Sophie appeared on Love Island in 2017, alongside Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen plus Cara de la Hoyde and Nathan Massey who won the show.

She was coupled up with Tom Powell and subsequently Katie Salmon in the show's first same sex pairing during her time on the show.

Sophie won viewers' hearts when she made an impassioned speech in defence of young women after her castmate Zara Holland was stripped of her Miss Great Britain crown following a sex session with Alex.

Love Island cast 2016
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Sophie was a former Miss Great Britain and won the title in 2009.

She dated rugby player Danny Cipriani in 2013.

Sophie Gradon Miss Great Britain
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