AceShowbiz - Caroline Flack hanged herself at home, an inquest has heard.
The 40-year-old presenter took her own life in her London flat on Saturday, February 15, 2020, after it was confirmed she would face trial for an alleged assault on her boyfriend, Lewis Burton.
And on Wednesday, after an inquest opened into the "Love Island" host's death, the coroner at Poplar Coroner's Court confirmed the cause of death. Her body was found by her twin sister Jody.
Police entered her home and found Caroline on her back on the floor on Saturday, said coroner's officer Sarah Polson.
Paramedics carried out CPR but she died at 2.36 P.M., the court heard. An autopsy found a provisional cause of death as suspension by ligature.
The remainder of Caroline's inquest will take place in August, following toxicology tests and a post-mortem report.
A few days before her passing, Caroline had promised she would tell her side of the story regarding Lewis' assault but then remained resolutely silent. However, her mother Chris has now revealed the post she had written, but been advised not to publish, to British newspaper, the Eastern Daily Press.
"Carrie sent me this message at the end of January but was told not to post it by advisers but she so wanted to have her little voice heard," she told the publication. "So many untruths were out there but this is how she felt and my family and I would like people to read her own words. Carrie was surrounded by love and friends but this was just too much for her."
Caroline's post began with her stating that she had been "pressing the snooze button on many stresses in my life" for years, and had "accepted shame and toxic opinions" on her life without complaining for over 10 years.
The "Love Island" host continued, "On December the 12th 2019 I was arrested for common assault on my boyfriend. Within 24 hours my whole world and future was swept from under my feet and all the walls that I had taken so long to build around me collapsed. I am suddenly on a different kind of stage and everyone is watching it happen."
"I have always taken responsibility for what happened that night. Even on the night. But the truth is... It was an accident."
Continuing to admit she'd been "having some sort of emotional breakdown for a very long time," Caroline insisted, "I am NOT a domestic abuser. We had an argument and an accident happened. An accident."
"The reason I am talking today is because my family can't take anymore. I've lost my job. My home. My ability to speak. And the truth has been taken out of my hands and used as entertainment."
She concluded by saying, "I can't spend every day hidden away being told not to say or speak to anyone. I'm so sorry to my family for what I have brought upon them and for what my friends have had to go through."
"I'm not thinking about 'how I'm going to get my career back.' I'm thinking about how I'm going to get mine and my family's life back."