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'Love Island' Frontrunners Josh Goldstein And Shannon St. Clair Quit Show After Death Of Josh’s Sister

‘Love Island’ Frontrunners Josh Goldstein And Shannon St. Clair Quit Show After Death Of Josh’s Sister

‘Love Island‘s strongest exclusive couple, Josh and Shannon suddenly left the CBS show together after Josh learned his sister had passed away.

On the August 5th episode, the Love Island villa inhabitants woke to find Josh and Shannon missing. Holding hands, the exclusive couple then entered the communal bedroom to break the tragic news and announce they would be leaving the show.

Josh explained that producers had shared the sad news with him seeing as contestants are cut off from friends and family and other outside influences as they film around the clock in Hawaii. The show is filmed in real time.

‘Love Island’ Frontrunners Josh Goldstein and Shannon St. Clair Quit Show After Death Of Josh’s Sister

A report from The Sun claims the Massachusetts coroner’s office confirmed that Josh’s sister, Lindsey Goldstein died on August 4th, however no cause of death was revealed.

A tearful Josh paid tribute to his sister saying, “She was an unbelievable person. She was the reason I’m here, the reason I found Shannon and met all you guys. It’s unexpected, but she lived an unbelievable life.”

As expected, Josh explained, “I just need to be home with my family right now to support them. I just want to let you guys know that I’m so grateful to have met all of you, consider you all my best friends. We’re going to see each other again. This isn’t it.”

The islanders gathered around the pair to offer condolences and hug them goodbye.

The Love Island USA Twitter account wrote , “We send our love and condolences to Josh and his family from all of us at Love Island.”

Only days earlier contestant Leslie Golden made her sudden exit from the dating popular reality show. The influencer explained (ish) on her Instagram Story that she left after doing something “a little illegal.”

We here at Daily Soap Dish send out our condolences to Josh and the Goldstein family.

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