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Love Island star Sophie Gradon dies

Love Island star Sophie Gradon has died at the age of 32, according to a Facebook post by her boyfriend.

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

Posting a picture of the two of them together, he wrote: "I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always."

Northumbria Police said: "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."

Five days ago, Gradon paid tribute on Instagram to nightclub boss Paul Burns - known as Mr Newcastle - who died at the aged of 37 earlier this month.

She wrote: "Today was all about you sweetheart. What an amazing send off for our Mr Newcastle @mrpaulburns1 Thank you for being there when you recognised I needed someone, you are a true saint. I only wish I had got to know you better. All my love and thoughts with your nearest and dearest.

"@vickypattison you made us laugh & cry all at the same time... #viviennewestwood @emmaenglish_ you told us about his selflessness & the size of his heart @christianotup and @andysr79you gave us insight into his love for his work & all his friends in this town @rosiemayedge you gave us a collection of memories to treasure forever. I've never felt so emotional yet so uplifted in my life. #paulburns #mrnewcastle #restinpeace."

The TV celebrity from Newcastle was crowned Miss Great Britain in 2009.

The competition tweeted: "Shocked beyond belief!!! RIP @sophiegradon sending all our love to Sophie's family at this incredibly sad time ?xx

Her Love Island co-star Katie Salmon said she was "heartbroken" and wrote: "Your smile will be remembered forever."

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