RUSSELL Brand help Caroline Flack before her death by inviting her to a self-help seminar in Los Angeles.
He urged fans to be "kind" in a powerful statement yesterday about Caroline's death.
The emotional comedian, 44, reflected on the Love Island star's tragic suicide, saying he was "angry and sad" that she was "drained of hope".
It came after he'd told Caroline to fly out to Los Angeles where she reportedly had somatic therapy and treatment for PTSD.
She also went to a seminar based on Russell's book Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions.
Insisting social media can be used for "love and support and kindness", Russell wrote on his website: "We are all capable of kindness, we are all capable of redemption, we are all worthy of love.
"We have the power to hurt one another and the power to heal one another, perhaps that’s the only power we have.
"We can never see the positive impact of our actions, the times when our kindness and compassion may have saved a life but we can see what happens in its absence.
"As long as our public values continue to be an expression of lower human instincts none of us are exempt from the pain and shame that closed in on the bright and playful light that used to shine from Caroline."
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He added: "Our best hope is to build relationships and communities based on kindness, forgiveness and compassion, not easy values to maintain given the complexity within us and without us but Caroline’s death shows us that the alternative is just too sad to bear."
Russell explained he had recently performed a monologue made up of people's last written words given to him by surviving family members.
"The line then that separates people who kill themselves and people that don’t is vague and uncertain," said Russell.
"It is a line within each of us, not between us. We just don’t know who will or who won’t be pushed to a point of such inward pain and desperation that the dreadful certainty of suicide and the despair it inflicts on those left behind are insufficient deterrents."
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He continued: "I am angry and sad that Caroline Flack found herself in that place.
"I am sad because she was a lovely little person, a real laugh, a dynamo and the idea that she had been so drained of hope by her circumstances chokes me."
Caroline, 40, was found dead at her home on Saturday after taking her own life.
She had been charged with assault following a clash with her 27-year-old boyfriend Lewis Burton and was due to face trial next month.
The presenter's team have branded the Crown Prosecution Service “cruel” for pursuing her through the courts, despite Caroline denying the charges.
The CPS is now under pressure to explain why it went ahead even though she was vulnerable.