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Caroline Flack smiles in final photos taken of her in public

The last public pictures taken of Love Island’s Caroline Flack show her looking comfy and casual in gym clothes, as she walked through North London.

Caroline died by suicide at the age of 40, 18 days before she was due to face trial after being charged with assault following an alleged row with her boyfriend Lewis Burton. She had denied the charge.

In the pictures (taken on 24 January) she was smiling as she walked the streets around her neighbourhood, wearing an Adidas tracksuit and Ray Ban sunglasses with her hair in a bun.

She also published a series of cute pictures with her dog Ruby on Instagram late last week, after going relatively quiet on social media in the lead up to her trial.

Tributes to the ex-Love Island presenter and her family have poured in from celebrities such as Kerry Katona, Paddy McGuiness and Olly Murs.

Members of her management team have also spoken out in an Instagram post, criticising the Crown Prosecution Service for its decision to prosecute Caroline.


‘We are devastated at the loss of our client and friend Caroline Flack,’ a statement read on Saturday. ‘An immensely talented young woman who was at the top of her game professionally and loved by television viewers across the country.

‘In recent months Caroline had been under huge pressure because of an ongoing case and potential trial which has been well reported.

‘The Crown Prosecution Service pursued this when they knew not only how very vulnerable Caroline was but also that the alleged victim did not support the prosecution and had disputed the CPS version of events.

‘The CPS should look at themselves today and how they pursued a show trial that was not only without merit but not in the public interest.

‘And ultimately resulted in significant distress to Caroline. Our thoughts are with Caroline’s family at this time.’

Caroline had openly discussed her struggles with her mental health, including her experiences of anxiety and depression.

In a belated Instagram post for Mental Health Day, she opened about being called ‘draining’ for talking about her feelings.

‘Being a burden is my biggest fear…. I’m lucky to be able to pick myself up when things feel sh*t. But what happens if someone can’t . Be nice to people. You never know what’s going on . Ever’.

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