Love Island contestant Sophie Gradon dead at 32

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'There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

Gradon took part in the popular ITV dating series back in 2016, while she was crowned as the victor of both Miss Newcastle and Miss Great Britain in 2009.

Olivia Buckland shared an emotional post on Instagram, alongside a snap of the late star. @Sophiegradon what a lovely woman you were. The official Miss Great Britain Twitter account also paid tribute on Thursday, saying: "Shocked beyond belief!"

"You helped us through so much". But I do, I feel gutted, I feel sad - for me & for you. The world failed. I send all my love and my thoughts to you today.

'Sophie, this is how I knew you. I want to be honest and say I don't feel like I deserve to be upset.

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It is not yet known how Sophie died.

Cara de la Hoyde, who won the series with Nathan Massey, wrote on Twitter: "Such a terrible day my heart is broken & goes out to the very one effected".

Alex Bowen, who was also on the same series, added: "We had lots of little chats and so many laughs you were the the shoulder to cry on and a handsome person with a attractive soul".

Replying to their latest tweet, one wrote: 'Tonight's episode should be cancelled in memory of Sophie Gradon'. Kind gentle soul taken too young.

Tributes have poured in from her friends and family, including Geordie Shore's Holly Hagan, her fellow Love Island 2016 contestant Olivia Buckland and other Love Island contestants.

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