Big Brother legend Nikki Grahame has passed away at the age of 38 after a long battle with anorexia.
Fans recently more than £65,000 to start for life-saving care for the reality star last month after she checked into a private hospital to treat her eating disorder.
However, the tragic news of her death was confirmed in a statement shared on her GoFundMe page on Saturday.
Big Brother fans have rushed to their keyboards to pay tribute to the bubbly character on social media following her sad death.
Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Devastating news about Nikki Grahame."
Another added: "Poor poor Nikki Grahame. I am absolutely heartbroken."
A third person posted: "Omg nooo I’m so shocked and saddened by this! RIP Nikki."
"Heartbreaking to hear Nikki Grahame has passed. She certainly made a lasting impact on our culture," a fourth social media user penned.
A statement confirming Nikki's passing read: "It is with great sadness, we have to let you know that our dear friend Nikki passed away in the early hours of Friday 9th April.
"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.
"Full details will be released as and when we know them."
It continued: "All donations have been greatly appreciated and it was heartwarming for everyone including Nikki to see how much she was loved."
Nikki’s mother Sue recently appeared on ITV magazine show This Morning.
She explained that her daughter's health battle was sparked when gyms closed during lockdown as the star dreaded eating if she couldn't exercise.
She said: "With Covid, it sounds crazy but stuff like gyms closing impacted her.
"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.
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"I asked her if she would come and stay with me but she said she needs to be in her home."
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. add this to all breakouts
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