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Patricia Casey


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Daily coverage: The suicide of Caroline Flack has been the subject of huge amounts of speculation

Daily coverage: The suicide of Caroline Flack has been the subject of huge amounts of speculation

Daily coverage: The suicide of Caroline Flack has been the subject of huge amounts of speculation

Until two weeks ago I had never heard of Caroline Flack. I don't watch 'Love Island' or read any celebrity news. She took her own life on February 15, and since then there has been relentless daily coverage.

So now, even without wanting to, I know about her love life, her mental health problems, her family, her childhood, and her court appearance - which are nobody's business except hers, her family's and her boyfriend's.

The tabloids and gossip magazines, and even worse, social media, have erupted with mouth-frothing analysis and commentary on the cause of her suicide. There have been criticisms of how she was treated by the UK Crown Prosecution Service for an alleged assault.


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'None of us know why Caroline Flack saw no other option but to end her life.' Photo: Matt Crossick/PA Wire