The boyfriend of Sophie Gradon, a former contestant on the British reality dating show Love Island and former Miss Great Britain, has died.
Aaron Armstrong, 25, was found dead on July 10 at his home just weeks after Gradon’s death. He was discovered several hours after posting a tribute to Gradon on Instagram.
Gradon, whose funeral was on Thursday, battled depression and anxiety; it is believed that the 32-year-old committed suicide on June 20. Her body reportedly was discovered in her parents’ home by her boyfriend.
Gradon was laid to rest at St. George’s Church in Jesmond, a suburb of Newcastle, England, in a private family service. Armstrong shared a picture of the order of the service on Instagram.
The loving boyfriend also shared a picture of Gradon and wrote, “[Today] is the day I say my [goodbye] to my queen this is the hardest day of my life I love you so much and just want to hold u tight and give u a big kiss I miss you so so much you will shine so bright up there my angel rest in peace beautiful see u on the other side.”
Since Gradon’s death, most of Armstrong’s content on his Instagram involved pictures and videos of the two together. In one post, he mentioned experiencing a “massive melt down.” He also wrote, “I will see you very soon my angel.”
A family friend told the Sun about Armstrong’s death: “We’re absolutely gutted. Heartbroken.”
According to police, there was no third-party involvement in the death, and a report is being prepared for the coroner.
Sadly, when a person commits suicide, the risk of their family and friends attempting suicide increases by 65 percent.
If you or a loved one are in need of any help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7.
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