Caroline Flack, the former host of 'Love Island', has died at the age of 40.

Reports indicate that the television personality and host was found dead in her apartment in London earlier today.

The television presenter had recently stepped down from hosting the winter edition of 'Love Island' after she was alleged to have assaulted her boyfriend, Lewis Burton. Flack was due to appear in court next month in connection with the case.

Only yesterday, Burton had attempted to make contact with Flack publicly via Instagram, despite a court order banning the two from contacting one another.

Already, social media has been awash with tributes as more news on the story develops.

UPDATE: 18:07

Caroline Flack's family released a statement to the Press Association in the last few minutes. It reads, "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time."