What was Sophie Gradon's cause of death, where was the Love Island star when she died and what have the police said?

FORMER Love Island star Sophie Gradon tragically died at the young age of 32.

Here's what we know about the reality star and her sudden passing…

What was Sophie Gradon's cause of death?

Sophie Gradon hanged herself after taking a cocktail of booze and cocaine, an inquest heard.

The exact cause of death is yet to be revealed but the star told a friend she had been in a "critical condition" in a Facebook comment just three days before she died.

Police have treated the death as non-suspicious – as friends feared she had taken her own life.

Sophie described her battle with crippling anxiety and depression in a series of social media posts just months before her death.

The court heard that Sophie had been prescribed the anti-depression drug Sertraline in 2013 – and that the drug was found in her system along with the alcohol and cocaine.

The inquest was dramatically halted from its planned start on March 21 so Sophie's parents could read a new report into her death.

At the time an official was quoted saying: "Please note that it has been necessary to cancel the hearing date for the Inquest dealing with the death of Sophie Gradon.

"Sophie's parents have requested further time to consider a report which was only recently received."

Where was Sophie when she died?

The ex-Miss Great Britain, who starred in Love Island in 2016, was found dead at a house near her hometown of Newcastle on June 20.

Her funeral took place on July 6, 2018 with fellow Love Island star Zara Holland among those who attended.


EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes. And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet, it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign. To remind anyone facing a tough time, grappling with mental illness or feeling like there's nowhere left to turn, that there is hope.

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, we told you the stories of brave survivors, relatives left behind, heroic Good Samaritans – and shared tips from mental health experts.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others. You're Not Alone.

For a list of support services available, please see where to get help below.


If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

  • CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
  • Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
  • Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
  • Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
  • Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123


What have police said?

A police spokesman today said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At about 8.27pm yesterday (June 20) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased.

“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner.”

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