Northumbria police have confirmed that Sophie Gradon was found dead at her home in Medburn, Ponteland on Wednesday. This comes as tributes pour in for the Newcastle native while her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong and her co-star Olivia Buckland also paid respects with heartfelt messages.
“I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever,” Aaron said, only one day after Sophie had called him “the one” on social media. Meanwhile Olivia Buckland said,
“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.” She later added:
Love Island's Sophie Gradon dead at 32 as boyfriend pays heartbreaking tribute https://t.co/6z0AATweWu— Liverpool Echo (@LivEchonews) June 21, 2018
“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.”
Sophie, who was most famous for her stint on Love Island in 2016 was also crowned Miss Newcastle in 2008 and Miss Great Britain in 2010. She was the first contestant on Love Island to form a homosexual relationship after she paired up with glamour model Katie Salmon.
Meanwhile the police released the following statement:
“At about 8.27pm yesterday police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased.
RIP @sophiegradon THIS WORLD IS CRUEL. I can’t believe what I’ve just read. You beautiful angel. I have no words. I’m in so much pain. A beautiful friend and person. It hasn’t sunk in.— Malin Andersson (@MissMalinSara) June 21, 2018
“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner.”
Other stars have also given tribute with Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan writing,
“@sophiegradon you were only helping me battle the twitter trolls yesterday rest in peace beautiful.”
Cara de la Hoyde also wrote,
“Such a awful day my heart is broken & goes out to the very one effected.”