Laura Whitmore has paid tribute to her “vivacious” and “loving” friend Caroline Flack, who was found dead in her London flat after committing suicide.
Fighting back tears on her BBC Radio 5 Live show, the Presenter said the former Love Island host “loved to love”.
Laura appealed to listeners to “be kind” to others and said she wanted to use her platform to “call people out”. She also voiced her anger at the paparazzi and tabloids who had been “looking for a cheap sell” and trolls who had “hid behind a keyboard” to attack her friend.
Laura Whitmore pays emotional tribute to friend #CarolineFlack
— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) February 16, 2020
A lawyer for Flack’s family confirmed on Saturday that she had taken her own life. A spokesperson for her management company said that the 40-year-old had been “under huge pressure” since she was accused of assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton in December.
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