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Caroline Flack death: Lewis Burton pays emotional tribute to ex-Love Island host

‘My heart is broken we had something so special,’ writes tennis player

Olivia Petter
Sunday 16 February 2020 08:47 GMT
Celebrities pay tribute Caroline Flack who has died aged 40

Lewis Burton has shared an emotional tribute to Caroline Flack following news of her death.

The tennis player had been in a relationship with the former Love Island host.

On Saturday, Flack was found dead at her London home, her family said.

A lawyer for the family confirmed that Flack took her own life, aged 40.

“We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time,” a family spokesperson said.

Now, Mr Burton has issued a statement regarding the news on Instagram.

“My heart is broken we had something so special,” the 27-year-old wrote underneath a photograph of the couple on holiday.

“I am so lost for words I am in so much pain I miss you so much I know you felt safe with me you always said I don’t think about anything else when I am with you and I was not allowed to be there this time I kept asking and asking.

“I will be your voice baby I promise I will ask all the questions you wanted and I will get all the answers nothing will bring you back but I will try make you proud every day. I love you with all my heart.”

Mr Burton also shared an Instagram story featuring an old Instagram post of Flack’s that read: “In a world where you can be anything, be kind”. Mr Burton added in a caption below: “I will love you forever” alongside a broken heart emoji.

Flack began her career on ITV’s Bo’ Selecta! and went on to present a variety of shows for the broadcaster, including spin-offs from I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and The X Factor, as well as Love Island.

She left Love Island before the current series, after allegations of assault against Burton, which she denied. Flack had been due to face trial over the allegations in March.

She entered a not guilty plea at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in December. The two had been forbidden from seeing each other as proceedings continued.

On Saturday, Flack’s management criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for pressing ahead with her “show trial” even after Burton said he did not support it.

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