Inquest: Aaron Armstrong cause of death

19 March 2019, 12:32 | Updated: 19 March 2019, 12:40

Aaron Armstrong and Sophie Gradon

The boyfriend of Love Island contestant Sophie Gradon took his own life weeks after he found her hanging, a coroner has ruled.

Aaron Armstrong's mother Donna discovered him in his bedroom at the family home in Blyth, Northumberland, on July 10th last year.
The fit and healthy boat captain, who worked for his father, had hanged himself, an inquest in North Shields was told.
Coroner Eric Armstrong found that the 25-year-old had alcohol and cocaine in his body when he died, and the effects of the substances had prevented him from thinking rationally.
The inquest was told Mr Armstrong and his brother Ryan had found Miss Gradon, 32, hanging at her home in Ponteland the previous month.