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Aaron Armstrong, Boyfriend of 'Love Island' Star Sophie Gradon, Found Dead After Girlfriend Dies by Suicide

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If you experience suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

Aaron Armstrong, the boyfriend of “Love Island” star Sophie Gradon, 32, who was thought to have died by suicide in June, has died at the age of 25, according to a spokesperson for U.K. police. Armstrong died four days after Gradon’s funeral, a cause of death has not been released.

Losing a loved one by suicide can increase a person’s risk of dying by suicide. A 2016 study found that suicide loss survivors are 65 percent more likely to attempt suicide. Though it hasn’t been confirmed Gradon died by suicide, her cast members shared that she struggled with her mental health.

If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone — and there is help for people who feel suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

Grieving after a suicide loss is complicated, but it is possible for suicide loss survivors to heal. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one who died by suicide, it’s important to take time to heal and process your emotions on your own terms. Here are some resources that may help.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Header image via Sophie Gradon’s Instagram.

Originally published: July 10, 2018
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