Rest in peace, Caroline Flack. Friends and family of the late TV star penned emotional tributes on Tuesday, March 10, after they laid her to rest during a private funeral.
Fans everywhere were left devastated when it was announced that the former host of the U.K. reality series Love Island had passed away due to an apparent suicide on February 15, 2020. Now, those close to Caroline are remembering her with heartfelt posts on social media.
One Direction’s former hairstylist and Caroline’s BFF Lou Teasdale took to Instagram and posted a photo alongside her late friend’s boyfriend, tennis player, Lewis Burton. The 36-year-old wore a shirt that read “Choose Love.” Fans were quick to notice that her top matched one that Caroline had worn in several Instagram photos posted before her tragic passing.
“Bye beautiful,” Lou captioned the post alongside a broken heart emoji.
For those who don’t know, the television personality was 40 at the time of her tragic death. Caroline’s family released a statement to The Sun at the time that read, “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.”
From 2011 until 2013, Caroline also hosted The X Factor‘s post-show, The Xtra Factor, and interviewed many of the singing competition show’s contestants. On the day of her memorial service, Caroline’s The Xtra Factor cohost Olly Murs also remembered her on Instagram.
“Today was so hard but you know what goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you Caz until we meet again,” he captioned a video of him kissing Caroline on the cheek.
Prior to her funeral, Caroline’s ex-boyfriend Harry Styles honored her on the 2020 Brit Awards red carpet by wearing a black ribbon pinned to his jacket. It’s unclear whether or not he attended the service.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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