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Big Brother Star Nikki Grahame Has Died, Aged 38

Nikki Grahame has died aged 38 after battling anorexia.

The much-loved Big Brother star had checked into a private hospital last month after her eating disorder worsened in lockdown.

It came after fans, friends and family of the star raised more than £65,500 via a fundraising page to start paying for life-saving care.

Her manager confirmed she had died on Friday morning.

A statement from her representative said: “It is with immeasurable sadness that Nikki Grahame passed away in the early hours of Friday 9th April 2021. Please respect the privacy of Nikki’s friends and family at this tragic and difficult time.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 21: Nikki Grahame attends OK! Magazine’s 25th Anniversary Party at The View from The Shard on March 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

The organisers of the Go Fund Me fundraiser updated the page to share the sad news with fans of the star.

“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 reads.

“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.

“All donations have been greatly appreciated and it was heartwarming for everyone including Nikki to see how much she was loved.

“Funds will be held safely in this GoFundMe until we have established an organisation supporting those suffering from anorexia to which we will make a donation in Nikki’s memory. We will post updates for you with more details as soon as we have them. Rest In Peace, Nikki. We love you & not a day will go by without missing your smile. X X X”

Stars from the entertainment world have been paying tribute on Twitter…

Nikki was a contestant on the seventh series of Big Brother UK in 2006.

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