Big Brother Star, Nikki Grahame Has Died Age 38

The sad news was announced this evening.

Reality TV star, Nikki Grahame has passed away aged 38, it has been announced this evening. She was best known for appearing on the seventh season of Big Brother back in 2006.

In recent weeks it was revealed that her ongoing battle with anorexia had worsened, as her friends started a GoFund me to help her with treatment. This money was used to check the star into a private hospital to help to recover from her eating disorder and had raised Β£65,000.

 

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Sadly, it was announced today on this GoFund me page that Nikki had succumbed to the disease and has passed away at the age of 38.

The statement read;Β “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.”

 

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Only last week Nikki’s mother, Sue was on chat show This Morning to speak about her daughter’s ongoing struggles with anorexia. Whilst on air she revealed that the closure of gyms during lockdown had made her condition worse due to not being able to exercise.

“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. She was suffering terminal loneliness, she felt very cut off and spending too much time on her own with not enough to think about other than food.”

“It all came to a grinding halt. Also for Nikki, she would muddle herself through the year knowing she’s got friends abroad and she would visit them. She spent a lot of time last year cancelling holidays.”

 

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Continuing her mother 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.”

“But she said ‘also tell everybody I’m going to try my level best to beat this’.”

Our thought are with Nikki’s family and friends at this sad time.

If you, or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder you can contact BodyWhys for support.

Helpline: (01) 2107906

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