Tributes pour in for boyfriend of Love Island star Sophie Gradon after his body is found just weeks after her death

Aaron Armstrong, the boyfriend of late Love Island star Sophie Gradon, has been found dead (Picture: Instagram/Aaron Armstrong)

Tributes have poured in to the boyfriend of late Love Island star Sophie Gradon, after he was found dead just weeks after his girlfriend’s death.

Aaron Armstrong’s body was reportedly found at a house in Blyth, Northumberland, after posting an emotional tribute to Sophie on Instagram.

The 25-year-old wrote: “Just wish I could cuddle you all day miss you so much man Sophie not a minute goes by with out your gorgeous smile being a picture in my mind everyday we spent together was so amazing I need them days back. I love you princess.”


The news sparked an outpouring of grief from people including current Love Island star Georgia Steel, who said she was “absolutely heartbroken” at the news.

“Please remember to be a little bit kinder every day to every person in your life,” she added. “You truly never know what they’re going through. RIP to both angels.”

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Presenter Maya Jama also expressed her grief via Twitter, writing: “Heartbreaking to hear that Sophie Gradon’s boyfriend Aaron has taken his life weeks after she passed.

“Please be careful with how you treat people online and in real life, if it is really to do with trolls I hope those that contributed learn from this how damaging it really is.”


A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At around 12.20pm today (July 10) police received a report from the ambulance service that a 25-year-old man had been found deceased at a property on Furnace Road in Bebside, Blyth.

“There is not believed to be any third party involvement and a report will now be prepared for the coroner.”

Mr Armstrong left a touching a post about his late girlfriend Sophie Gradonon Instagram a day before his body was found (Picture: Instagram/Aaron Armstrong)

Gradon, 32, who was named Miss Great Britain in 2009 and had been crowned Miss Newcastle the previous year, was found dead at her parents’ address in Ponteland, Northumberland, where she is believed to have been found by her boyfriend.

Her parents Colin and Deborah Gradon said their “hearts are broken” following the death of their daughter.