The beloved Big Brother star tragically passed away on Friday at the age of 38 after losing her battle to anorexia.
Nikki struggled with the eating disorder for some time, with fans and celebrities alike rallying around her in a bid to help.
News of the devastating passing was confirmed online by her close pal Leon Dee, and later by Nikki’s rep.
A rep for Nikki told The Mirror: “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.”
In her final Instagram post before her tragic death, Nikki shared her thoughts on the third national lockdown, telling fans “she can’t deal”.
The harrowing post was a video compilation of some of her most iconic Big Brother tantrums.
The video reflected Nikki’s reaction towards the third lockdown, which she captioned: “Not this again….seriously can’t deal #lockdown #f**kcovid19 #fml.”
Before her death, Nikki was checked into a private hospital to treat her eating disorder after her friends managed to raise thousands of pounds for her treatment for her anorexia.
Fans of the iconic reality star donated over £69,000 via a GoFund Me page.
Nikki began her battle with the eating disorder when she was just six-years-old.
Seconds after tragic news of her death broke, celebrities have been rushing to social media to pay their respects to the reality TV star as they penned words from the heart.
Among the stars mourning Nikki’s loss are Big Brother presenter Davina, Rylan Clark-Neal – who presented Big Brother’s Bit on the Side – as well as comedian Paddy McGuinness.
Nikki was a contestant on Big Brother 7 in 2006 and came in fifth place. She became well known for her hilarious segments in the Diary Room.
She then had her own reality show named Princess Nikki.
In 2010 she appeared in Ultimate Big Brother and in 2015 she was on the 16th series of the show as a guest housemate.
Nikki also starred in the Canadian version of the popular show.
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