Reality TV star Nikki Grahame, who rose to fame as a contestant on Big Brother, has died at the age of 38 and her last social media post sadly saw her in an upset state.
Confirming the tragic news that the star has died, a statement from her representative said: "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."
Since the announcement, the star's fans have taken to her official Instagram account to share tributes underneath the comment section of her last upload.
Her last upload happens to be a meme she shared of herself breaking down while in the Big Brother house with the caption suggesting she was really struggling in lockdown – as her mother Sue confirmed on This Morning last week.
On November 2, 2020, Nikki took to her account for the last time to share the meme clip with her 108,000 followers.
It read: "My reaction to the second national lockdown announcement…"
Underneath the words, created by Hunsnet, it showed a video of Nikki walking through the garden in her bikini and then punching a bean bag aggressively after looking fed up in bed.
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Taking to the caption, Nikki wrote at the time: "Not this again," followed by an emoji of a woman sadly holding her face in her hands.
Nikki continued: "….seriously can’t deal #lockdown #f**kcovid19 #fml," which she led with an emoji of a gun.
It comes just a week after Nikki's mum Sue appeared on This Morning to talk about how Nikki's eating disorder and mental health had suffered in lockdown.
Sue said that because the gyms were closed Nikki struggled as she finds it hard to eat if she can not exercise properly.
On This Morning, Sue told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: "With Covid, it sounds crazy but stuff like gyms closing impacted her.
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"In order for her to eat she needs to know she can exercise, so when they closed it was quite a worry, the isolation as well.
"I asked her if she would come and stay with me but she said she needs to be in her home.
"She was (suffering terminal loneliness) she felt very cut off and spending too much time on her own with not enough to think about other than food.
"It all came to a grinding halt. Also for Nikki, she would muddle herself through the year knowing she's got friends abroad and she would visit them.
"She spent a lot of time last year cancelling holidays."
If you're worried about your health or the health of somebody else, you can contact SEED eating disorder support service on 01482 718130 or on their website, https://seedeatingdisorders.org.uk.
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