The inquest into the death of the tragic television presenter Caroline Flack resumed today.
The 40-year-old former Love Island and X Factor star was found hanged at her home in Stoke Newington, north-east London, on February 15.
The contents of Caroline heartbreaking note to Lewis Burton was unveiled today.
The coroner revealed the full note written by Caroline found after he body was found read: "Please let this court case be dropped and myself and Lewis find harmony."
Her twin sister Jody, who identified Caroline's body on Feb 15 2020, said it looked `exactly like Caroline's handwriting.
Caroline had been due to stand trial for assaulting her boyfriend, former tennis player and model Lewis Burton in December, after police arriving at the bloodstained scene described it looking like “a horror movie”.
She immediately stepped back from presenting duties.
Flack’s family had increased concerns about her mental state as the trial loomed, while Mr Burton also pleaded with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to drop the case.
Flack’s inquest was opened and adjourned during a four-minute hearing in Poplar, east London, on February 19 when the coroner heard the celebrity was found “lying on her back”.
She was declared dead at the scene and her body was identified by her twin sister, Jody Flack.
A family lawyer previously said the television personality died by suicide.
Her death prompted an outpouring of sorrow from celebrity friends, colleagues and fans, who referenced one of Flack’s social media posts from December in which she urged people to “be kind”.
Flack’s management team criticised the CPS for conducting a “show trial” which prompted a review into her death.
However, the CPS found the case was handled “appropriately”.
Flack’s mother Chris said her daughter’s legal team and psychologist warned about the potential for the former Strictly champion to kill herself.
“The CPS were fully aware of these matters and the risk when they decided to continue the prosecution,” Mrs Flack said.
She described an allegation that her daughter hit Mr Burton over the head with a lamp as “false”.
She also said the claim was denied by both Mr Burton and Flack and “was completely inconsistent with the injury that Mr Burton sustained”.
During the first day of her inquest yesterday, it was heard Caroline left a tragic 'handwritten note' on day of her death.
It referenced, positively, “Lewis”, believed to be Flack’s boyfriend Lewis Burton.
The note read: "I hope me and Lewis can one day find harmony."
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