Shamed to death: these stars have run the gauntlet of public pain

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Shamed to death: these stars have run the gauntlet of public pain

As Caroline Flack’s Instagram post reveals the truth of her breakdown, we look at how other celebs have coped

Louise Gannon

Amid the shock, blame, confusion and the swirling headlines that surround the death of UK TV personality Caroline Flack, it has been left to the presenter herself to tell the world exactly why she was driven to suicide.

Three days after Caroline’s body was found in her north London flat, her mother, Christine, asked the family’s local newspaper in Norwich to print an unpublished Instagram post that her daughter had sent at the end of January. Caroline’s advisers had apparently stopped her from putting it out on social media, fearing it would be too damaging.

Damaging, because it told the absolute truth...

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