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10th Apr 2021

Big Brother star Nikki Grahame, 38, dies following anorexia battle

Nikki Grahame dies age 38

She passed away Friday.

Nikki Grahame, who first rose to fame in the 2006 edition of reality show Big Brother, has died aged 38.

The British TV star passed away yesterday, Friday.

Confirming Grahame had passed away, her agent wrote: “It is with immeasurable sadness that Nikki Grahame passed away in the early hours of Friday 9 April 2021.

“Please respect the privacy of Nikki’s friends and family at this tragic and difficult time.”

Grahame, 38, had been battling with the eating disorder anorexia and is thought to have been in a hospital at present for treatment.

Posting on a GoFundMe page that was helping her hospital stay, Leon Dee wrote:

“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.”

As well as taking part in the seventh series of Big Brother, Grahame also had her own reality show called Princess Nikki, and she wrote two autobiographical books based on her experiences with anorexia.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, there is help available. You can call The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland‘s helpline on 01-2107906.