Lewis Burton took to Instagram to wish his girlfriend Carol Flack a Happy Valentine's – the day before the former Love Island presenter took her own life at her East London home.

Former Love Island presenter Caroline has died aged 40, shocking her many fans and showbiz friends.

Taking to his Instagram story, Lewis, 27, shared a photo alongside his beau who was beaming from ear-to-ear as they posed while out for dinner.

Caroline looked happy and relaxed in the snap they seemed to be enjoying a drink together, with Lewis also smiling and looking content.

The tennis ace captioned the loved up snap: "Happy Valentine's, love you."

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He also added a heart and kissing emoji.

It was confirmed via a spokesperson for the family that Caroline had taken her own life, with a family statement reading: "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February.

"We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time and we would ask they make no attempt to contact us and/or photograph us."

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It's believed that Lewis was told of the news while on a skiing holiday with friends and is said to be returning to the UK this evening.

Lewis and Caroline had been ordered by a magistrate from having any contact with one another following an assault charge.

Caroline was arrested following an incident with Lewis at her Islington home on December 12th.

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Despite denying allegations of assault, she was due to stand trial on March 4th.

Last week, Daily Star Online reported that Caroline was in high spirits on a day out with pal Mollie Grosberg.

Caroline was joking and posing for photos as she attempted to scale a rock wall with the TV producer.

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