Love Island star Sophie Gradon’s boyfriend, 25, took his own life by hanging

The boyfriend of Love Island star Sophie Gradon took his own life by hanging after consuming cocaine and alcohol, a coroner ruled today. 

Aaron Armstrong, 25, was found dead by his mother at his home in Blyth, Northumberland, on July 10 last year. 

Just 20 days earlier he had found the body of Ms Gradon at her house in Ponteland, near Newcastle. The couple had been going out for five weeks. 

Aaron Armnstrong (left) with his girlfriend, Love Island star Sophie Gradon, who died 20 days before him

Aaron Armnstrong (left) with his girlfriend, Love Island star Sophie Gradon, who died 20 days before him

Aaron Armnstrong (left) with his girlfriend, Love Island star Sophie Gradon, who died 20 days before him 

The ruling comes a day after the inquest into Ms Gradon’s death was paused to allow her family’s lawyers to investigate claims she did not take her own life. 

It was due to begin on Thursday. 

The delay came at the request of the Gradon family but with the full agreement of the Northumberland coroner, according to a family source.

Northumbria Police officers yesterday visited the home of Sophie’s parents although the force says the case is still being treated as a non-suspicious death.

Following her death it was reported she had taken her own life and had been suffering depression and financial worries, a version of events angrily disputed by her parents Colin and Deborah.

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