Tragedy has once again struck the world of reality television.
Aaron Armstrong, the boyfriend of late Love Island cast member Sophie Gradon, was found dead this week at a property on Furnace Road in Bebside, Blyth.
According to the BBC, Armstrong passed away on Tuesday, mere hours after sharing an emotional social media post about Gradon.
“just wish I could cuddle you all day miss you so much,” read Armstrong’s caption to the following Instagram image.
“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.”
Based on this message, and based on no third party being involved, per a Northumbria Police spokesperson, many believe that Armstrong took his own life.
No cause of death has been confirmed, however.
It’s important to note that suicide is a mere speculation right now.
After Gradon’s funeral five days ago, Armstrong posted a picture of the order of service with a caption that read:
“I love you with all my heart my beautiful angel I’m absolutely heartbroken I can’t stop crying.”
Gradon, 32, a former Miss Great Britain, was found dead at her family house on June 20.
She was well known in Great Britain for her 2016 appearance on Love Island, a program that features several single people dropped onto an island and tasked with finding love.
Many associated with the series reacted to this stunning and sad news as follows:
Similarly, in regard to Armstrong, former Love Island star Katie Salmon penned a tribute on Twitter:
“Aaron. I hope you have reunited with your love sophie. And I truly hope you fly high together. Thinking of his family and friends.”
And Rykard Jenkins added:
“So sad to now hear about Aaron’s passing. May you both rest in paradise.”
The day after Sophie died, meanwhile, Armstrong posted the following selfie on Facebook and wrote along with it:
“I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always.”
On July 3, he shared his final Facebook post.
It was also in honor of Gradon and this is what it said:
So I get into bed and all I can smell is Sophie on her side of the bed put my arm under the pillow and find this please everyone share this she wanted me to act on this what her video and u will understand how much it hurts people…
I’m going to do everything I can to keep this going and stop it brake my heart I love you so much Sophie I will keep fighting for you.
May Armstrong rest in peace.