Katie Price wears a T-shirt in memory of Caroline Flack as she steps out on one year on from death
Katie Price has paid tribute to Caroline Flack as she sported a T-shirt showing the late TV star’s image on the first anniversary of her death.
The former glamour model, 42, proudly displayed her black top, which also featured the message Be Kind, as she stepped out with her beau Carl Woods on Monday.
February 15 marks one year since the Love Island host, 40, was tragically found dead at her home in London, with several stars sharing posts in her memory.
Remembrance: Katie Price has paid tribute to Caroline Flack as she sported a t-shirt showing the late TV star’s image while out with beau Carl Woods on the first anniversary of her death
Katie cut a sombre figure as she showcased her t-shirt, emblazoned with the quote: ‘You can’t judge others. You never know what’s going on in their mind or body.’
She ensured all eyes were on her important message by keeping the rest of her ensemble casual, donning tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.
The mother-of-five was also seen carrying a large framed photo of a train, possibly a gift for her son Harvey, 18, who is a big train fan.
Carl also wore a message top with a drawing of late Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, who was found dead in Oman at the age of 28 in 2018, on the front.
Message: The former glamour model, 42, included a quote about not judging people on her top while Carl donned a garment with a picture of Avicii on his white t-shirt
The garment included a line from one of the musician’s hit songs and read: ‘I tried carrying the weight of the world, but I only have two hands’.
The phrase and call to ‘Be Kind’ became popular after Caroline’s death, with several celebs calling for people to be nicer online and to think of others.
Several celebrities paid tribute to Caroline on Monday including her publicist Nathan Charles Smith and singer Rita Ora, 30.
Presenters Laura Whitmore, 35, and Laura Jackson, 34, as well as Amanda Holden, 50, also remembered their late friend on the first anniversary of her death.
Be Kind: The shirt was emblazoned with the quote: ‘You can’t judge others. You never know what’s going on in their mind or body’
Tribute: Carl also wore a message shirt with a drawing of late Swedish singer Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, who died in 2018, on the front
‘Always in our hearts’: ITV also paid tribute to Caroline on the one year anniversary of her death as they posted this picture on the Love Island account
Caroline’s ex Lewis Burton, 27, who she was in a relationship with at the time of her death also shared a snap and wrote: ‘I’ll never forget you.’
Caroline was found dead on February 15, aged 40, the day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her model and former tennis player boyfriend Lewis in December 2019.
Back in August, coroner Mary Hassell gave a verdict of suicide, saying: ‘I am entirely satisfied she intended to cause her own death. She hanged herself.
‘I find the reason for her taking her life was she now knew she was being prosecuted for certainty, and she knew she would face the media, press, publicity – it would all come down upon her. To me, that’s it in essence.’
Sending a message: Katie and Carl proudly displayed their tops for the camera while she also carried a large framed picture of a train
Serious: The mother-of-five cut a sombre figure as she stepped out in the memory top
Sad: Carl’s top also included a quote, using a line from one of Avicii’s songs which read ‘I tried carrying the weight of the world, but I only have two hands’
It came after her mother, Christine, blasted a senior Met Police officer for appealing against the CPS’s decision to give her daughter a caution after her arrest despite officers finding her at the crime scene with an injury caused by self-harm.
Accusing Detective Inspector Lauren Bateman of treating her more harshly due to her celebrity status, Mrs Flack told the inquest: ‘She (Caroline) cut her arm (to cause serious injury to herself)… and you were putting an appeal in to get her prosecuted, you never bothered to see her.
‘If it had been… an ordinary person, you wouldn’t have prosecuted. I see domestic abuse and I just think you should be disgusted with yourself so there is nothing we can do to bring Caroline back.
‘I hope in hindsight you do regret this. This girl killed herself because you put an appeal through.’
The ‘appeal’ referenced an initial decision by prosecutors to issue Flack with a caution, before DI Bateman, the senior Met officer in charge when the celebrity was taken into custody, applied for a formal charge instead. The final decision would have been made by a senior lawyer.
Prior to Mrs Flack’s intervention DI Bateman had denied treating the presenter more harshly because she was famous and insisted she ‘wouldn’t do anything differently’ if confronted with the case again today. She said a caution was not appropriate because Flack did not admit her guilt in a police interview.
Flack strongly denied assaulting Mr Burton, and had pleaded not guilty to assault by beating at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on December 23.
Flack’s family have repeatedly accused the authorities of pursuing a ‘show trial’ despite being aware of her worsening mental health.
For help call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org
‘I’ll never forget you’: Several stars paid tribute to Caroline on Monday, with Lewis Burton sharing a lovely post about the star- he was her boyfriend at the time of her sad passing