The 26-year-old British TV personality was driving near his London home on Thursday morning when his vehicle collided with a motorbike, a rep for the star confirmed in a statement to CNN on Friday.
“Tragically, a motorcyclist died in the collision. Kem assisted police and is being treated only as a witness to the incident,” the spokesperson said.
They added that Cetinay “will not be commenting further on this matter other than offering his deepest condolences, prayers and sympathy to the motorcyclist’s family and friends.”
A statement from London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed that emergency services were called to the scene of a collision in Romford, east London, at 11.32am on Thursday.
“Police and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) were present. At the scene a Mercedes car had collided with a motorbike,
“Despite the best efforts of doctors, a 28-year-old motorcyclist was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 12:04 p.m..”
The Met added that “the driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. He has not been arrested.”
Cetinay rose to fame after winning the 2017 series of ‘Love Island’ with actress Amber Davies. The couple, however, split just five months after leaving the villa, saying in a joint statement at the time that “our schedules made it difficult”.
The former hairdresser was able to turn his popularity on the dating show into a spin-off series called “Straight Outta Love Island” and even ventured into music with the release of his single “Little Bit Leave It,” featuring starring fellow islander Chris Hughes.
Cetinay has also appeared in other TV shows including ‘Dancing on Ice’, ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ and ‘Celebrity Hunted’.