Love Island star Sophie Gradon laid to rest in emotional funeral service as partner Aaron Armstrong shares another gushing tribute: 'I'm heartbroken'

Posted on Jul 6 2018 - 1:07pm by admin

Sophie Gradon's funeral took place todaySophie Gradon’s funeral took place today [Instagram/ Aaron Armstrong]

Love Island’s Sophie Gradon has been laid to rest in an emotional funeral service today.

The 32 year old reality star is reported to have tragically died by suicide last month, and now her friends and family have gathered to pay their respects at St George’s Church in Jesmond, Newcastle on Thursday 5 July. 

Sophie’s boyfriend Aaron Armstrong confirmed the ceremony was taking place as he shared a picture of the funeral booklet on Instagram with his 49,6000 followers, writing: “I love you with all my heart my beautiful angel. 

Sophie Gradon boyfriend: Aaron Armstrong speaks out after his girlfriend's untimely deathAaron Armstrong confirmed the funeral service was taking place [Sophie Gradon/Instagram]

“I’m absolutely heartbroken I can’t stop crying and I can feel your spirit in my soul. RIP Sophie Hannah Gradon”. 

The booklet featured a beautiful picture of the late Love Island star, and it read: “A service of Celebration and Thanksgiving of the life Sophie Hannah Gradon”. 

Aaron had informed his followers about the service earlier in the day, as he heartbreakingly revealed how difficult it was going to be to say goodbye. 

Sophie Gradon defended Zara Holland saying “girls like to have sex” during her speech on Love IslandSophie Gradon was a fan favourite on the 2016 series of Love Island [Wenn/ ITV]

Aaron Armstrong confirmed the funeral was taking place with an emotional postAaron Armstrong confirmed the funeral was taking place with an emotional post [Instagram/ Aaron Armstrong]

Sharing a stunning selfie of Sophie in happier times, he wrote: “To day is the day I say my good bye 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”. 

Love Island's Sophie Gradon suffered a wardrobe malfunction while wearing a sheer topLove Island fans rushed to send their condolences as Sophie’s death was announced [Wenn]

Sophie GradonSophie Gradon claimed she was in a ‘dark place’ after leaving Love Island [Wenn]

Sophie’s previously claimed that she “descended into quite a dark, dark place” following the trolling she received after leaving the Love Island villa. 

Former Miss Great Britain Sophie was sadly declared dead on 21 June, with fans and showbiz friends rushing to send their condolences, and urge people to speak out about their own mental health struggles. 

Sophie’s co-star Cara De La Hoyde tweeted: “Such a awful day my heart is broken & goes out to the very one effected.”

Her other co-star Olivia Buckland also paid tribute, tweeting: “Awful awful news this morning. I am gutted. I am so sorry the world failed you. You were such an intricate, creative, intelligent soul. Words fail me.”

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