Nikki Grahame, who shot to fame in Big Brother in 2006, has died, her agent has confirmed.
She had suffered with anorexia for many years.
Friends of the star - who found fame on Big Brother - say not a day will go by without missing her smile.
Nikki Grahame has passed away, a person so full of character and life killed by an illness so commonly misunderstood in our society that we allow significant triggers (i.e. diet culture) to continue to perpetuate it.
This is heartbreaking news. Anorexia does not discriminate.
— Daniel (@Danielobo148) April 10, 2021
Nikki Grahame Was Taken Too Young - Friend
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."
A post on a GoFundMe page in Nikki's name, a friend Leon Dee left this comment:
"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 Big Brother, she also had her own reality show called Princess Nikki, and wrote two books.