Caroline Flack died by hanging and her body was discovered by her father: Inquest

Caroline Flack died by hanging and her body was discovered by her father: Inquest
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An inquest into Caroline Flack's death heard on Wednesday how the former 'Love Island' host was found hanged at her home in east London.

The British TV presenter was found dead in her apartment last Saturday. This was just a day after she learned that the CPS was pursuing the court case against her, Metro reports.

As the inquest opened at Poplar Coroner's Court in east London on Wednesday morning, no family members of Flack were present.

'Love Island' presenter Caroline Flack leaves Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on December 23, 2019, in London (Getty Images)

On February 15, police were patroling Northwold Road, Stoke Newington, when they were flagged down, Coroner's Officer Sandra Polson said. Upon arrival at Flack's residence, officers found her "lying on her back, she had apparently been found hanging."

Her body was discovered by her father, Ian.

While police, and later paramedics, tried their best to resuscitate her using CPR, she was declared dead at the scene. The inquest heard how her body was identified by Jody Flack, her twin sister.

The TV star, who was adored by many and had become a household name, had pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault following a row with boyfriend Lewis Burton at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in north London on December 23. She was due to go on trial March 4.

Since her tragic death, family members and managers of Flack have accused CPS of a "show trial" that put unwarranted pressure on the troubled star in the days leading up to her death.

Caroline Flack attends The BRIT Awards 2019 held at The O2 Arena on February 20, 2019, in London
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Also, Flack's mother Chris released an unpublished Instagram post the TV presenter had written in the days before her death. Flack noted that her arrest had meant her whole world had already "collapsed."

In the heart-rending message, Flack insisted she was not a domestic abuser and that her alleged assault on Lewis Burton was a one-off accident.

The former 'Love Island' host also explained how her "whole world and future was swept from under my feet" in the 24 hours after her arrest. That said, the provisional cause of death was given as suspension by ligature, the inquest heard. The hearing was adjourned until August 5.


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