Caroline Flack’s inspirational ‘Be Kind’ quote goes viral on one-year anniversary of her tragic death

CAROLINE Flack's inspirational "Be Kind" quote has gone viral on the first anniversary of her death as friends and fans pay tribute.

The Love Island host took her own life at her North London home in February 2020 aged 40, devastating the celebrity world.

She famously posted a message on Instagram in 2019 reading "In a world where you can be anything, be kind."

Following her tragic death, it was adopted by fans to encourage people to be nicer to one another.

Today the phrase is once again being used as Caroline is remembered.

Channel 4 wrote on Twitter: "Our thoughts are with Caroline's family, friends and fans. Remember, it's more important than ever to #BeKind."

Denise Van Outen posted a loveheart and added "remembering @crolineflack1 #BeKind."

One fan wrote: "Every time I saw Caroline she was smiling. Vivacious and mischievous is how I’ll always remember her. Today I’m reminded to #BeKind. My thoughts are with her family."

Another posted: "R. I. P Caroline Flack can't believe it was a year ago today, thoughts with family and friends at this difficult time and remember to be kind to people you never know what their going through #CarolineFlack #BeKind."

While a third shared: "One year ago today since we lost the beautiful Caroline Flack what an absolute sweetheart with the biggest heart she was

"In a world where you can be anything.. Be Kind rip Caroline xx miss you xx."

YOU’RE NOT ALONE

EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

  • CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
  • Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
  • Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
  • Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
  • Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123

More than 200 people attended a private funeral for Caroline near her family home in Norfolk last March.

At the time, her mum Christine said: “There were lots of memories, smiles but mostly tears as we all remembered Carrie and the joy she had brought to all of our lives.”

She thanked Caroline’s “old pals” from her impressive list of famous shows — I’m A Celeb, Xtra Factor, Strictly, Bake Off and Love Island, which she hosted for five years.

Last week Caroline's friend Kristina Rihanoff shared her regret over not contacting her in the months before she died.




The Russian dancer, 43, shared: "I should have reached out…I feel such guilt.

"During Strictly she had a lot of difficulties, coming out of a relationship and so on.

"She had a few wobbles on the tour and didn’t want to perform, so we knew there were a lot of things going on with her emotional state.

"But she said then, ‘I’m in a better place, I’m focusing on new things’ and I was saying to her, ‘I really am happy for you.'"

Kristina said she has since cherished a photo of the pair together in Los Angeles, after they became close when Caroline won Strictly in 2014.

Looking back, the dancer admitted she has been berating herself and wishes she had done more to help her friend.

She told the Mirror: "Maybe it wouldn’t make a difference, but looking back I think maybe I should have reached out and I felt really sad about it. "

Contact the Samaritans

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article contact The Samaritans on 116 123. They are available for free at anytime.

Or email https://www.samaritans.org/

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