Sophie Gradon Posted Heartbreaking Tweet Days Before She Died

Sophie Gradon on Love Island in 2016ITV2

Shockwaves have rippled through the world of reality television following the untimely death of Sophie Gradon, at the age of 32, who appeared on 2016’s series of Love Island.

Sophie’s boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, along with her friends and family, confirmed the news on social media.

Aaron also took to his personal social media account to pay tribute to his girlfriend:

I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always ❤️❤️

Posted by Aaron Armstrong on Thursday, 21 June 2018

Sophie herself had been active on social media just days before her death.

In some of her posts, she was even reacting to the latest series of the ITV show which brought her to the public’s attention.

One of her last few posts was dedicated to her partner Aaron:

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Earlier this month, on Friday 15 June, Sophie had attended the funeral of Paul ‘Mr Newcastle’ Burns, later taking to Twitter in commemoration.

At 10.40pm that evening, she tweeted:

I feel very deep tonight. Reflecting on life & what it means to live.

The tweet was accompanied by a quote from the poet, J Raymond, which read:

I want to live and love recklessly. Fly higher, drive faster, feel too deeply and act on things in spite of fear.

I want to be out of control, laugh to no end, meet more strange people, make memories when I’m least expecting it, settle less, and see things that are beautiful and unusual.

Taste new foods, and fall in love with as many things and people as possible. I want to learn, and I want to question things more.

Because, my god, our time to live is limited, and I swear, good enough never is.

The reality star, from Newcastle, was crowned Miss Great Britain in 2009, and was also a former Miss Newcastle.

She made history on Love Island as one half of the show’s first same-sex couples, after she paired up with Katie Salmon.

Northumbria Police released the following statement:

At about 8.27pm yesterday (June 20) 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.

Gorgeous flower wall at @branchesrestaurant ??? @geehair extensions ???

A post shared by Sophie Gradon (@sophiegradon) on

Tributes are being posted online by Sophie’s friends, and fellow reality television personalities.

Olivia Buckland, who appeared on the same series of Love Island as Sophie described her as a ‘creative, intelligent soul’.

She wrote:

Awful, awful news this morning. I am gutted. I am so sorry the world failed you. You were such an intricate, creative, intelligent soul. Words fail me.

You helped us through so much. Your smile was one in a million. The world failed. I send all my love and my thoughts to you today.

To your family and your loved ones. I cannot work out what to say. RIP you beautiful beautiful woman. I’m so lucky to have met you. #stayshapey.

Rebecca Jane, who was on Big Brother wrote:

I nearly just messaged @sophiegradon to tell her about the fake news going around that she’s passed, but it’s actually true! You beautiful, beautiful young girl! If only you’d told me what you were going through. Devastated. No one ever knows what’s going on behind closed doors.

If there’s one thing anyone can do for @sophiegradon now.. please talk to someone. If you’re struggling, don’t do it alone. I’d have been the first flying up that motorway to her if only I knew..and I’d do it for anyone who felt they had to take their life! Just talk! Please. [sic].

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Sophie Gradon at this difficult time.

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