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TV presenter Caroline Flack found dead 1:25
London (CNN) - The family of the late TV presenter Caroline Flack published an unpublished message written by the star on Wednesday when an investigation into her death began.
Flack, the former host of the successful British reality show "Love Island," committed suicide and was found in her apartment in north-east London on February 15 while awaiting trial for alleged abuse of her boyfriend. I was 40 years old.
Flack's family said they had been told not to publish the message on social networks, but decided to publish it through the local newspaper Eastern Daily Press.
"There were so many lies out there, but that's how it felt and my family and I wanted people to read their own words," said Chris Flack, Caroline's mother.
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British TV presenter Caroline Flack poses on the red carpet of the BRIT Awards in London on February 21, 2018. Flack died in February 2020 because of suicide. (Credit: TOLGA AKMEN / AFP via Getty Images)
"Carrie was surrounded by love and friends, but this was too much for her."
In the unpublished message, Flack denied having abused his companion, Lewis Burton, at his home, and described the incident as an "accident."
Flack's lawyer, Paul Morris, said Burton did not support the accusation and that he witnessed, "not a victim," the UK news agency reported at the time of a preliminary hearing in December 2019.
A Burton representative told CNN that they would not comment at this time.
In the message that Flack wrote about how he had postponed dealing with stress in his life.
“I have accepted shame and toxic opinions about my life for more than 10 years and still told myself that it was all part of my job. Without complaining, ”he wrote.
"The problem with sweeping under the carpet is that ... they are still there and one day someone will lift that carpet and all you'll feel is regret and shame."
“On December 12, 2019 I was arrested for common assault on my boyfriend… in 24 hours, my whole world and my future vanished from my feet and all the walls that had taken so long to build around me collapsed. Suddenly I am in a different kind of scenario and everyone is watching how it happens. ”
The publication of Flack's message came the same day as the beginning of an investigation in the Poplar Forensic Medicine Court in London about his death.
Investigations are carried out every time there is reason to believe that a death was due to more than natural causes.
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