Louise Redknapp pays touching tribute to Caroline Flack on day of funeral

Louise Redknapp posted a touching tribute to Caroline Flack on the day of her funeral.

Friends and family members gathered for a private funeral on Tuesday to remember the TV presenter, who took her own life at her east London home on 15 February.

Taking to Instagram, the Heavy love posted a sweet snap alongside Caroline as the pair beamed for the camera.

Underneath the heartfelt post, she wrote: "Thinking of you always," alongside a red heart emoji.

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A number of other celebrities also paid their respects to the former Love Island host on social media.

Out of respect for Caroline, Stacey Solomon informed her followers she would be avoiding online platforms.

"Today it doesn’t feel right to be on social media. So from me and the boys, we hope you have a good day,” she said.

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"Hold your loved ones close, give them all of the cuddles you have in you and let them know how much you need them in your life.

She added: "You never know when they really might need to know. Love you all. If you’re struggling with today, yesterday, the thought of tomorrow, please let someone know. Anyone."

Meanwhile, Love Island alum Maura Higgins pulled the plug on her Ann Summers launch event "out of respect" for the 40-year-old.

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The reality TV star was due to attend a fan meet and greet at London's Brunswick Centre earlier today, but postponed until a later date.

Caroline was involved in an alleged altercation with boyfriend Lewis Burton in December at her north London home – weeks after she stepped down as Love Island host.

She pleaded not guilty to common assault at her court hearing, and was due to stand trial, which had been due to begin in March.

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