Last updated on Apr 12th, 2021 at 02:02 pm
Nikki Grahame has died at the age of 38.
The former ‘Big Brother’ star passed away after a long battle with anorexia, and news of her death has been confirmed by the GoFundMe page that was set up to raise money for her healthcare costs.
A statement on the page read: “It is with great sadness, we have to let you know that our dear friend Nikki passed away in the early hours of Friday 9th April.
“It breaks our hearts to know that someone who is so precious was taken from us at such a young age. Nikki not only touched the lives of millions of people, but also her friends and family who will miss her immensely.
“We would like to request privacy at this difficult time, while Nikki’s friends and family process the sad news.
“Full details will be released as and when we know them.”
The TV personality – who rose to fame on ‘Big Brother’ in 2006 – checked into a private hospital last month after friends helped to raise £65,000 to cover her care costs.
The statement added: “All donations have been greatly appreciated and it was heartwarming for everyone including Nikki to see how much she was loved.”
Nikki’s mum Sue recently discussed her daughter’s anorexia battle, revealing that the closure of gyms amid the pandemic had a big impact on the TV star.
She said: “With COVID, it sounds crazy but stuff like gyms closing impacted her.
“In order for her to eat she needs to know she can exercise, so when they closed it was quite a worry, the isolation as well.
“I asked her if she would come and stay with me but she said she needs to be in her home.”
Asked if she had a message for fans, Sue said: “I heard from Nikki this morning and she said, ‘Please stress how overwhelmed I am at people’s kindness towards me. I am so grateful.'”
Author: BANG Showbiz