Love Island star talked of 'horrific' cyber trolls in chilling final interview

Rebekah Scanlan
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

UK Love Island star Sophie Gradon spoke about the devastating impact of being trolled online just months before her death.

The 32-year-old passed away on Thursday after reportedly battling with depression and anxiety caused from appearing on the reality show

Now in the TV star’s final interview reveals her ordeal, describing the online bullying as “horrific”.

British Love Island star Sophie Gradon spoke about the devastating affect of being cyberbullied in her final interview just three months before her death. Source: Instagram/SophieGradon

“There would be so many negative comments,” she told Radio Aire. “They are commenting on the way you look, the way you talk. They would come up with an opinion of you on a TV show where they’ve watched you for 45 minutes.”

The brunette — who broke Love Island history in 2016 when she became part of the first same-sex couple on the show — went on to describe how despite receiving nice comments, she couldn’t help but be drawn to the bad ones.

Her boyfriend made the announcement she had passed away after her battle with depression and anxiety. Source: Instagram/SophieGradon

“There are fans and positive comments but people would focus on the negatives,” she said. “Sometimes I would look for it. It was horrific.

Her chilling admission was just three months before her death and has left fans with a shaken with many taking to social media to share their condolences.

She appeared on the 2016 season of the UK version of Love Island where she made history. Source: ITV

Sophie’s boyfriend Aaron Armstrong announced the TV star had passed away in a heartbreaking post on Facebook.

“I will never forget that smile. I love you so so much baby, you’re my world forever and always,” he said. 

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800

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