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Love Island’s first ever bisexual star Sophie Gradon dies, age 32

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Love Island star Sophie Gradon. | Photo: Sophie Gradon / Instagram

Sophie Gradon, an ex-contestant on UK reality TV show, has died aged 32.

Her fiancé Aaron Armstrong posted a photo on Facebook with the caption: ‘I will never forget that smile.

‘I love you so so much baby, your [sic] my world forever ever and always,’ he wrote.

A spokesperson from Northumbria Police said: ‘At about 8.27pm yesterday, police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased,’ reports The Independent.

‘There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner,’ the spokesperson added.

The cause of death is unknown.

Gradon was born in Newcastle and crowned Miss Great Britain in 2009.

Love Island’s first ever same-sex couple

Sophie Gradon appeared on Love Island in 2016.

But during her time on the show, she became the show’s first ever same-sex couple, with fellow contestant Katie Salmon.

Salmon caused drama between straight couple Sophie Gradon and Tom Powell. She picked Sophie in a ‘recoupling’.

The show’s format sees opposite-sex couples ‘coupling up’ and pitted against each other for popularity with the public.

The producers of the show said on possible future LGBTI storylines: ‘There is a feeling among producers that there could be more representation of the LGBT community.’

They furthermore said: ‘In 2017, they know they can’t go on forever pretending the gay community doesn’t exist. It’s only a matter of time.’

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