Former ‘Big Brother UK’ contestant Nikki Grahame, known for her appearance on the seventh season of the show has died after suffering from anorexia, which is defined as “an eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of weight”.
The reality TV star previously suffered from an eating disorder and recently received treatment for the disorder at a specialist clinic after friends, family and fans contributed towards the treatment through GoFundMe. The GoFundMe page mourned her passing by releasing a statement:
“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.
“All donations have been greatly appreciated and it was heartwarming for everyone including Nikki to see how much she was loved.”
The Only Way Is Essex reality star Mario Falcone paid to Grahame, tweeting: “RIP Nikki Grahame. Sad news. Just 38 years old.”
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