Olly Murs shares gut-wrenching moment he found out pal Caroline Flack was dead

Olly Murs has revealed the heartbreaking moment he found out his friend Caroline Flack was dead.

Flack took her own life aged 40 at her north London flat just weeks before she was due to stand trial for common assault on March 4.

Now the Troublemaker hitmaker, 35, has shared the harrowing moment he found out his friend had killed herself on February 15.

Taking himself back to the moment, Olly recalled it down to the very minute he received the text from his manager at 2.23am while he was on holiday and he will "never forget it".

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The songwriter expressed he was left feeling numb before he completely crumbled over his friend's tragic death as he grieved her death.

He told The Sun : “I heard the news when I was away on holiday. My phone went at 2.23am and I’ll never forget it. My manager told me and I just stared at my phone for hours, I didn’t know what to do.

“I just didn’t want to believe it. I was numb to any feelings and then I just broke down. Since then I just have constant waves of emotions — one minute I’m OK, the next I’m so sad for her.

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“It’s hard, I’ll always miss Caz a lot.”

Olly and Caroline first crossed paths in Birmingham in 2011 and got to work on The X Factor's spin-off show.

Despite stopping working together in 2015, Caroline and Olly remained in contact over phone and messaged each other.

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Olly recalled reaching out to the late star when she was enduring her toughest time in the limelight and he voiced his concerns for his pal.

The singer declared he would love Caroline forever and expressed he would see her again.

On Instagram , he wrote in the wake of her death: “I remember messaging you at your toughest time to let you know that I never listened to any of the crap people were saying about you, I was just worried about my friend.

“I always knew how fragile you were but I never ever thought this would be the last contact we would have. We always said we was friends for life and trust me you will be with me forever.

“My kids will know you, my grandkids will and then I’ll see you again, give you a huge hug, a huge kiss, get mic’d up and have you by my side again. This will hurt forever, love you cazza, Your Ols.”

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