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'Love Island' Star Sophie Gradon's BF Aaron Armstrong Dead

'Love Island' Star Sophie Gradon's BF Aaron Armstrong Dead

Almost a month after Sophie Gradon passed away, her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong has been found dead.

A police spokesman confirmed the death in a statement, saying: "At around 12.20pm today we received a report that a 25-year-old man had been found deceased at a property on Furnace Road in Bebside, Blyth".

Officials said there was no third party involvement suspected in the 25-year-old's death.

Gradon, who appeared on the 2016 version of Love Island, tragically passed away on June 20, with her fellow ex-contestants criticising the show's aftercare. "Everyday we spent together was so unbelievable I need them days back".

Aaron wrote a tribute to Sophie on his social media just hours before his own tragic death.

Aaron's cause of death has not yet been revealed, but just one day before his passing he took to Instagram to gush over his late love.




"She had suffered from depression and anxiety and there was talk of financial issues which obviously adds to the worry she was enduring".

Sophie's funeral was held at St George's Church in Jesmond, Newcastle and was a private affair for just family and close friends.

A representative for Love Island said: "The whole ITV2 and Love Island team are profoundly saddened to hear the news about Sophie, and our deepest sympathies and thoughts go to her family and friends".

Every day we spent together was so fantastic. "I love you princess". I'm heartbroken for you soph to have felt this pain.

Sharing a picture of the order of service, he wrote: 'I love you with all my heart my attractive angel I'm absolutely heartbroken I can't stop crying and I can feel your spirit in my soul RIP Sophie Hannah Gradon'.


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