The death of Love Island presenter Caroline Flack on February 15, 2020, has shocked the world, in addition to this, she killed herself which is incredibly tragic.
Many celebrities have taken their own lives over the years, the likes of superstars such as Robin Williams, Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, etc. all took their own lives.
Some of us might think that riches, fame and all the wealth in the world would make us want to live forever, so these celebrity suicides beg the question as to what drives someone as famous as Caroline Flack to kill herself.
Like many celebrities, Flack was also subjected to constant media attention. Additionally, the celeb was also subjected to constant bullying, especially on social media.
Before in December 2019, she left Love Island after getting arrested for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend, Lewis Burton.
Caroline Flack was arrested at her flat by the police for allegedly beating her boyfriend Lewis Burton. The ordeal took place on December 13, 2019, and the details were kept a secret by all parties involved.
A few days later ITV and Love Island decided that the best move for them was for her to step down as Love Island host.
On December 23, 2019, she pled not guilty to the charges of assault, however, Burton claimed that his girlfriend did not hit him.
In fact, he also posted on Instagram saying that he regretted not being able to see his girlfriend over Christmas. But the facts presented by the police in the court contradicted his statement.
As a matter of fact, the police said that the caller in the 999-call begged for help clearly stating that his girlfriend was hitting him.
She was released on bail following her court appearance and was set to appear in court for trial on March 4, 2020.
While we cannot point out what exactly drove Flack over the edge, psychological experts say that there is always more than one reason in a suicide.
Flack was devastated with the case of her allegedly beating up her boyfriend. To add to her ill-fortune, her incident was immediately reported all over the world by almost all media outlets.
They painted her as the villain even though the trial and investigation were not yet concluded. She was instantly subjected to bullying and judgment from fans all over the world.
The trial and investigation were not supported by the alleged victim Lewis Burton too.
In fact, reports from the scene of the crime describe two bloody and injured people with only one of them being taken to the hospital.
The police also added that the man was also not seriously injured.
In spite of all the opposition from Burton and Flack’s management team, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) chose to move forward with the investigation.
After all this, Caroline was the victim of constant online bullying and cancel culture.
Her friends have said that she was terrified that the bodycam footage of her arrest would be seen in court and the public.
All of this might have piled up inside her and pushed her to commit suicide. Reports have also said that she subjected herself to self-harm during the fight with Lewis Burton.
A lot of sources have also blamed the tabloids for the constant coverage in which they portrayed the former Love Island host as the villain.
While we can only assume why someone is driven to a point where they feel the only solution is to end their life, there are some reasons supported by experts.
From the outside, the life of a celebrity with millions of dollars and global fame might seem as though perfect but the reality is almost always different from the truth.
One of the funniest and most entertaining comedians, Robin Williams was so depressed he hung himself.
Celebs’ lives are almost always in the public and rarely get any privacy. This 24/7 limelight makes it hard for them to have a private life, every decision a celeb makes is scrutinized and judged by someone.
Similarly, they find themselves distanced from reality and almost isolated as a human being who cannot be real with anyone.
Loneliness is also a major factor in making people induce self-harm and suicide.
A paper by Ariel Stravinski and Richard Boyer has also reported a correlation between loneliness and suicide among a diverse range of demographic groups.
Important: If you are having suicidal thoughts, just take a deep breath and know you are not alone, contact a family member or friend. If you feel yourself on the edge and have no one to talk to contact several online hotlines.