Harry Styles Appears to Honor Late Ex Caroline Flack at the 2020 BRIT Awards

Harry Styles noticeably wore a ribbon on the red carpet at the annual award show.

By Samantha Schnurr Feb 18, 2020 9:32 PMTags
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Harry Styles is mourning the loss of his late ex. 

On Tuesday, the "Adore You" singer stepped out on the red carpet at the 2020 BRIT Awards donning a brown suit layered over a purple sweater, but it wasn't his outfit that got people's attention. On his lapel, the 26-year-old performer wore a black ribbon, typically a symbol of mourning. It is thought that the star wore it in tribute to late British TV host Caroline Flack, who he previously dated.

Flack, a former Love Island and X Factor presenter, was found in her east London flat on Saturday, an attorney for her family confirmed. 

"We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February," a statement read. "We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time and we would ask they make no attempt to contact us and/or photograph us." Flack was 40 years old. 

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In addition to the ribbon tribute, Flack was also remembered at the BRIT Awards ceremony, where she had often appeared over the years. 

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Host Jack Whitehall honored her as a "member of the Brits family" during his introduction, stating, "She was a kind and vibrant person with an infectious sense of fun."

"She will be sorely missed," Whitehall said, per The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say our thoughts are with her friends and family."