Caroline Flack shared a final sweet photo with her dog Ruby just two days before she was found dead at her London flat at the age of 40.
The presenter shared her first post on her grid in two months, which saw her fawning over her French Bulldog.
Caroline’s collage of snaps, captioned simply with a love heart emoji, were posted two days before she was found dead at her London flat.
Heartbreaking: Caroline Flack shared a final sweet photo with her dog Ruby just two days before she was found dead at her London flat at the age of 40
The star’s family has been informed and in a statement tonight said: ‘We can confirm that our Caroline passed away.’
Earlier this week, Caroline was seen looking relaxed and care-free as she enjoyed wall climbing with a friend at The Castle Climbing Centre in London on Wednesday night.
Last moments: Caroline Flack, 40, was last seen looking relaxed and care-free as she enjoyed wall climbing with a friend at The Castle Climbing Centre in London on Wednesday night.
In a video shared to Instagram by her TV producer pal, Mollie Grosberg, the giggling Love Island star could be seen attempting to the climb the wall but backtracking as she got too high.
Caroline, who jetted back to the UK last month after a Los Angeles break to ‘clear her head’ amid her assault charge, appeared in good spirits during the clip which was captioned: ‘We r professional climbers #healthiswealth.’
Tragic: The former ‘Love Island’ host tragically passed away at her home in east London on Saturday, her family have confirmed.
A statement released by her family said: ‘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.’
The television presenter has had a troubled few months, after she was arrested and charged with assault by beating following an alleged fight at her home last month.
However, she denied she had hit Lewis Burton and was released on bail until her trial on March 4.
Her death comes two days after her return to Instagram, where she shared her first post in two months, which saw her fawning over her pet dog, Ruby.
Care-free: In a video shared to Instagram by her TV producer pal, Mollie Grosberg, the giggling Love Island star, 40, could be seen attempting to the climb the wall but backtracking as she got too high
Following her appearance at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court just before Christmas, Caroline admitted it will be a “relief” when she is able to tell her “side of the story”.
She wrote on her Instagram Stories at the time: “Thankfully I know a lot of you will not believe all that you have heard and read following today’s court hearing … thank you for your continued support and love … It’s going to be a relief when I am able to give my side of the story, when I’m allowed to x. (sic)”
The court heard the prosecution allege that Caroline hit Lewis “in the head with a lamp”, but following the hearing he took to Instagram to insist she did not strike him with the object.
Defiant: Caroline Flack returned to Instagram with a smouldering snap on Thursday, after Lewis Burton publicly reached out to her
He wrote: “It’s been heartbreaking I can’t see my girlfriend over Christmas. What I witnessed today was horrible. She did not hit me with a lamp. Arguments do happen every day in every relationship. Gutted I am not allowed to protect her right now.”
As part of her bail conditions, Caroline is not allowed to see Lewis.
Just hours before her court appearance, the TV presenter posted an emotional message on her Instagram Stories, admitting it is the “worst time of [her] life”.
She wrote at the time: “This is the worst time of my life. I don’t know where to go to. Where to look. Who to trust. Or who I even am. (sic)”
Caroline chose to step down as host of the current series of ‘Love Island’ in order not to “detract attention” from the show as she faced the assault charge.
The 40-year-old star – who was replaced by Laura Whitmore – shared at the time: “‘Love Island’ has been my world for the last five years, it’s the best show on telly. In order to not detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is to stand down for series six. I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town.”
In even more tragic circumstances, on Valentine’s Day on Friday , Lewis showed his public support for Caroline, writing alongside a picture of them both: “Happy valentines.”
Court: The embattled TV star recently returned to the UK from LA where she was ‘clearing her head’ ahead of her trial in March. She has been charged with assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27 (pictured together in October 2019)