Flack, who has been a presenter on UK television since 2002, was found dead at her home in London on Saturday. A lawyer for the Flack family told Sky News that she died by suicide.
“We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time,” Flack's family said in a statement.
Flack's death continues a seeming epidemic of recent Hollywood suicides, including the recent death of Stan Kirsch, an actor who appeared in season one of Friends, who allegedly hung himself in the bathroom of his Los Angeles home.
Caroline was a fun, bright & sparky person whose whole world collapsed recently, both professionally & personally. She told me it had been the worst time of her life, and was clearly struggling to cope with losing everything she held dear.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 15, 2020
This is such sad, awful news. pic.twitter.com/UAzKOlmZFA
It must be heartbreaking for the family & friends of Caroline Flack to read tributes from some of those who hounded her.— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) February 15, 2020
Our ‘cancel’ culture is brutal.
We all have demons and flaws but we dehumanise each other & are then surprised when it all becomes too much for some. pic.twitter.com/eEbqttG1Mn
you're allowed to be shocked & sad that Caroline Flack is dead *and* take the abuse allegations seriously *and* think that the way the tabloids hound and harrass people is inhumane. you don't have to try to simplify what isn't simple.— Lex Croucher (@lexcanroar) February 15, 2020
Caroline Flack: Boyfriend Lewis Burton sent 'I love you' Valentine's message before her death https://t.co/1ibprKyj3L— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 15, 2020