- The family of Caroline Flack, the "Love Island" TV host, shared an unpublished Instagram post she wrote in the weeks before her death by suicide.
- Flack's mother Christine shared the message with her local newspaper in England so her daughter's "little voice" could be heard.
- Christine says advisers had encouraged Flack, who was facing a trial for alleged domestic violence, not to publish the message.
- The post, reproduced in full here, describes a sense of helplessness, saying: "I've lost my job. My home. My ability to speak. And the truth has been taken out of my hands and used as entertainment."
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Caroline Flack, the British TV host of "Love Island", wrote a heartbreaking Instagram post in the weeks before she took her own life, but did not publish it.
The text, which has been released by her family after she was found dead in her flat, speaks of her loss of control as a trial approached in which she was accused of domestic violence.
A lawyer for the Flack family confirmed that the 40-year-old died by suicide.
In the post Flack said that she felt as if "the truth has been taken out of my hands and used as entertainment." Its full text is included further down in this article.
The message was published Wednesday via the Eastern Daily Press (EDP) newspaper, which covers the Norfolk region of England where Flack grew up.
Speaking to the newspaper, Flack's mother Christine said: "Carrie sent me this message at the end of January but was told not to post it by advisers but she so wanted to have her little voice heard…
"It was describing how she was feeling and what she had gone through – no more than that. It was not blaming anyone or pointing any fingers.
"We want people to read it and want it to be shared through the EDP who we really trust and always have done."
Here is its text in full:
The EDP described the message as being meant "for social media" and did not specify a platform. According to Sky News, it was meant to be published on Instagram, where Flack's account has around 2.7 million followers.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to aid in prevention and crisis situations.
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