The British reality celebrity’s departure comes weeks later. Nikki checked herself into private practice to get life-threatening care following her eating disease worsened amid the coronavirus lockdown. Declared her departure on a GoFundMe page set up to raise money to cover her treatment. Grahame’s rep also supported her death E! News on Saturday, April 10.
“Please respect the privacy of Nikki’s family and friends at this tragic and difficult time.”
“It’s with fantastic sadness; we must allow you to know our beloved friend Nikki passed from the wee hours of Friday, April 9,” read the upgrade on the GoFundMe page. “It breaks our hearts to understand that required someone so valuable from us at this young age. Nikki touched the lives of countless individuals and her family and friends, who will miss her tremendously. We wish to ask for privacy at this challenging time while Nikki’s family and friends process the unhappy news.”
Grahame competed on Big Brother UK year seven in 2006. In 2010, she returned to the show’s”all-stars” year, Ultimate Big Brother, arrived in 2nd place and seemed on the 16th period of Big Brother UK in 2015. A year later, she combined Big Brother Canada year four as a”Wildcard Houseguest,” In 2018, she seemed season 19 of Big Brother UK.
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In a meeting with The Telegraph, Nikki’s mother Sue recalled her daughter had been ecstatic upon discovering she was cast in Big Brother UK for the first time when she was employed as a mailbox.
“She was jumping up and down; she had been delighted,” she explained. I had never seen the series, and I thought, ‘Is she going to deal?’ She said,’ Mum, it is the best day of my entire life!'”
Sue also talked about her daughter’s longtime anorexia conflict. The fact superstar documented in her novels, Dying to Be Thin: The True Story of My Lifelong Fight Against Anorexia and Fragile: The True Story of My Lifelong Fight Against Anorexia. Sue disclosed that Nikki was diagnosed with a single as a youngster and was hospitalized because of the illness and attempted suicide previously as a grownup. Sue told The Telegraph that afterward, COVID-19 broke, her daughter, who dwelt, suffered from”terminal isolation.”
“Last year has only about floored her,” she explained. “In the very first lockdown, it was hellish. She fought because she could not visit the gym. I remained with her for three or four months since she could not do anything.”
Sue also spoke about Nikki’s conflict on ITV’s This Morning series. “I believe last year set the cap on it, with COVID,” she explained. “It seems mad, but even things like gym closure, that was very important to Nikki, since in a lot of ways, for her to eat, she wants to understand that she can exercise. When they shut, it was rather a concern.”
Sue told The Telegraph when Nikki’s friends saw her recently and saw just how thin she’d become, they put up the GoFundMe webpage to help her get treatment. Over $94,000 was increased for her eating disorder therapy before her departure, whose official origin wasn’t shown.
“Rest In Peace, Nikki,” that the GoFundMe webpage’s tribute read. “We love you & not a day can go by without missing your smile.