Former Love Island host Caroline Flack found dead

Former Love Island UK host Caroline Flack has been found dead in her home, according to UK media reports citing a statement from her family.

"We can confirm our Caroline passed away today on the 15th of February (local time)," the statement said. "We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time."

Reports suggest the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Tributes to the 40-year-old are already beginning to flood in on social media. UK actress Michelle Keegan said it's "absolutely devastating".

"Everyone is fighting their own battles," she wrote on Twitter. "Be kind, life's too short.

"So sorry Caroline."

Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine wrote on Twitter she was "horrified" by the news.

"My heart goes out to all who loved her," she said.

"I also hope all those affected by the news will reach out for support.

"Be kind to each other."

In December, Flack announced she was leaving Love Island after she was arrested and charged with assaulting a man believed to be her boyfriend. Sky News reports she had pleaded not guilty.

In a statement posted to her Instagram story at the time, Flack did not go into detail about the allegations, but said "matters weren't as reported". 

"There have been a significant number of media reports and allegations into my personal life," she wrote. 

"While matters were not as have been reported, I am committed to working with the authorities and I can't comment further on these matters until the legal process is over." 

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