Former Love Island contestant and Miss Great Britain dies suddenly at 32

Mike P Williams
Contributor
There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. (Rex)

Former Love Island contestant and Miss Great Britain Sophie Gradon has died, it’s been reported.

The 32-year-old’s death was confirmed on Facebook by her boyfriend and her family, sharing a touching photo of the couple and he caption: ‘I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always.’

Sophie was also crowned Miss Newcastle prior to being announced as the Miss Great Britain winner in 2009. (Facebook)

Northumbria Police released a statement saying: ‘At about 8.27pm yesterday (June 20) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased.

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

Celebs paid tribute to the star on Twitter after her sudden death.




And the official Miss Great Britain account tweeted their sadness, too.


Sophie made history on the show by becoming the first ever same-sex couple, when she met Katie Salmon and the pair hit it off, having previously been coupled up with Tom Powell.

Hayley Hughes, one of this year’s contestants who was voted off the show last week, said she was ‘lost of words right now’ and tweeted that Sophie was ‘such an amazing and beautiful girl’.


Sophie was also crowned Miss Newcastle prior to being announced as the Miss Great Britain winner in 2009, and appeared on the ITV2 reality show in 2016.

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