Former Love Island contestant Sophie Gradon has passed away

Sophie Gradon, a former Miss Great Britain who became a contestant on Love Island, has died at the age of 32. Gradon appeared on the 2016 series of the show.

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack said the news was "so very sad" and many other celebs have paid tribute to Sophie.

Her boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, wrote on Facebook: "I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always."

In a statement, Northumbria Police said: "At about 8.27pm yesterday (20 June) 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."

On Love Island, Gradon coupled up with Thomas Powell in the Love Island villa and went on to have a relationship with Katie Salmon.

In a lengthy message on Twitter, Salmon said her "smile will be remembered forever".

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