‘Big Brother UK’ legend Nikki Grahame dies at 38

Nikki Grahame

Nikki Grahame has died at the age of 38. Big Brother United Kingdom the legend had struggled with anorexia for years and went to a hospital to treat her illness. After crowdfunding to pay for his rehabilitation on GoFundMe, the site was updated today with the sad news of his death.

Nikki Grahame | Karwai Tang / WireImage

“It is with great sadness that we must inform you that our dear friend Nikki passed away in the wee hours of Friday April 9,” the statement said. “It breaks our hearts to know that someone who is so precious was taken from us at such a young age. Nikki has not only touched the lives of millions of people, but also her friends and family who will be sorely missed.

The statement continued, “We would like to ask for confidentiality at this difficult time, as Nikki’s friends and family process the sad news. Full details will be released as we become aware of them. All donations were greatly appreciated and it was heartwarming for everyone including Nikki to see how much she was loved.

‘Big Brother’ world reacts to the death of Nikki Grahame

Grahame was an incredible legend in the Big Brother world. She was such a fan of the format and the British public loved her antics at home. As his best tracks on the shows went viral, other fans of Big Brother internationally noted. Grahame was chosen to be a cast member of Big Brother Canada 4 where she offered viewers her greatness.

After learning of Grahame’s death, BBCAN Host Arisa Cox shared a sweet tweet reminiscent of the legend.

“HEARTBROKEN to hear this devastating news that the incredible force of nature Nikki Grahame has passed away,” Cox tweeted. “We sent each other a message of love just a few weeks ago and I can’t believe this is happening. We love you Nikki.

Nikki Grahame’s mother detailed her daughter’s health

After Grahame arrived at the hospital, his mother spoke about his health. Susan said Grahame’s health declined as the lockdown forced gyms to close. Without being able to train, the Big Brother the icon did not want to eat.

“This last year almost upset her… From the first lockdown, it was hellish. She struggled because she couldn’t go to the gym, ”said Sue The telegraph. “Then in December, she fell and cracked her pelvis in two places and broke her wrist. I stayed with her for three or four weeks because there was nothing she could do.

Nikki Grahame

Nikki Grahame | MJ Kim / Getty Images

“We’ve been on this road for a long time, 30 years on and off, and I’ve never seen it so badly,” Sue added. “I’m afraid of dying and she won’t have anyone to support her. I don’t want her to go through this alone.

Sue also appeared on This morning where she recounted how Grahame felt lonely during the lockdown.

“With Covid it sounds crazy, but stuff like closing gyms touched her. In order for her to eat, she needs to know that she can exercise, so when they closed it was quite worrying, the isolation too, ”said Sue. “I asked her if she would come and stay with me, but she said she had to be home. “She (was suffering from terminal loneliness), she felt very cut off and spent too much time alone without having to think about anything other than food.”

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