Sophie Gradon was laid to rest on Thursday (05.07.18).

Sophie Gradon

Sophie Gradon

The former 'Love Island' star, who was found dead at her parents' home aged 32 last month, was remembered at a memorial service in her hometown of Newcastle yesterday.

Sophie's boyfriend Aaron Armstrong paid tribute to the late model on Thursday, taking to his Instagram page to share a picture of the order of service.

He wrote: "I love you with all my heart my beautiful angel...

"I'm absolutely heartbroken I can't stop crying and I can feel your spirit in my soul...

"RIP Sophie Hannah Gradon. (sic)"

'Love Island' host Caroline Flack paid tribute to Sophie on the programme's spin-off show 'Love Island: Aftersun' last month.

Shortly before a commercial break, Caroline said: "Tragically this week, we lost a beautiful soul in Sophie Gradon.

"She was a gorgeous person both inside and out, and everyone's thoughts here at 'Love Island' are with Sophie's friends and family at this really terrible time.

"Sophie, we'll never forget you."

A short montage of Sophie then appeared before the adverts began.

'Love Island' paid tribute to Sophie the day after she was found dead by broadcasting a brief message of remembrance at the beginning of the following night's episode.

At the start of the episode, a slate appeared on ITV2 for a few seconds which read: "In loving memory of Sophie Gradon", accompanied by a picture of her smiling.

Caroline was one of the first stars to pay tribute to Sophie - who won Miss Great Britain in 2009 - seven years before she appeared on Love Island's second series.

The TV presenter wrote on Twitter: "So very sad . Such a beautiful soul .... such a beautiful smile ...thoughts and love with friends and family.(sic)"

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