Boyfriends pays tribute as Love Island star dies aged 32

21 June, 2018, 17:25 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Love Island star Sophie Gradon dead aged 32

Love Island's Sophie Gradon has died at the age of 32.

Gradon, also the victor of Miss Great Britain in 2009, made history on the dating show in 2016 as one half of Love Island's first same-sex couple, after she "coupled up" with fellow contestant Katie Salmon, The Guardian reports.

Gradon was active on social media a day before she died.

Sophie's boyfriend Aaron Armstrong confirmed the reality star's death on Facebook, with friends offering their condolences.

He also shared a picture of the couple together.

"To your family and your loved ones". She's cuddling him right back.

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Gradon appeared on the 2016 series of the popular UK TV show and became part of the first same-sex couple on Love Island, when she partnered up with Katie Salmon. "Such a handsome soul. such a lovely smile.thoughts and love with friends and family".

Olivia Buckland, who also appeared, wrote: "Awful very bad news this morning".

Tributes have begun pouring in for the former Miss Newcastle, with fellow reality TV star Holly Hagan saying: "You were only helping me battle the Twitter trolls yesterday". You were such an intricate, creative, intelligent soul. The world failed. I send all my love and my thoughts to you today. @Sophiegradon what a lovely woman you were. "I'm so lucky to have met you".

"Shocked beyond belief! RIP @sophiegradon sending all our love to Sophie's family at this incredibly sad time xx", Miss Great Britain's official Twitter account wrote.

He added: "You were the the shoulder to cry on and a handsome person with a lovely soul. RIP Sophie Gradon. Such an unbelievable and handsome girl".

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