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Harry Styles will perform at the BRITs days after pal Caroline Flack’s death

One Direction superstar Harry Styles will bravely push ahead with plans to perform at tomorrow night's BRIT Awards in London despite the tragic death of close friend Caroline Flack, Daily Star Online can reveal.

The former X Factor contestant is also nominated for two awards at the iconic awards show held at the O2 Arena.

A source told Daily Star Online: "Despite the tragic news which will have effected him deeply, Harry's booking for the BRIT Awards has not changed.

"He will perform during the show as planned."

Over the weekend Harry's mother Anne Twist paid tribute to Caroline Flack on social media.

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Taking to Twitter, Anna posted to her 1.8 million followers: "Heartbreaking #ripcarolineflack" along with a broken heart emoji.

She later retweeted a post which read: "Nobody should be made to feel like they don’t belong on this earth , nobody!

"Nobody should be made to feel so frightened and bereft of options they decide to take their own life."

Meanwhile, on Instagram she shared a poem which touched on feelings of loneliness an vulnerability as well as reefing to a "mask" worn in public.

Anne captioned the post: "May you have found your peace @carolineflack."

Harry is yet to comment publicly about the tragic loss.

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Caroline and Harry were romantically linked back in 2011, having met one on the set of The X Factor.

Their 15 -year age gap lead to One Direction fans targeting Caroline.

Recalling the backlash, Caroline said: "It began to go wrong when Harry was pictured coming out of my house one morning.

"And once that was out, it was open season – anyone could say anything.

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"In the street people started shouting at me 'paedophile' and 'pervert'".

She added in her autobiography Storm In A C Cup: "In the entertainment industry nobody asks what age you are.

"I’ve never felt I was much older than Harry anyway.

"I still feel 18 and probably act that way half the time — all those years in kids’ telly probably didn’t help…

“We were both single, we got on well and we had a laugh.”

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  • Harry Styles
  • Caroline Flack
  • One Direction
  • BRIT Awards

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