Big Brother icon Nikki Grahame's death sparks 'full internal investigation' by hospital
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 April 2021
Late 'Big Brother' star Nikki Grahame's death has sparked a "full internal investigation" at Dorset County Hospital, after she passed away earlier this month aged 38, as is "in line with standard procedures following any sudden death"
Nikki Grahame's death has sparked a "full internal investigation" at Dorset County Hospital.
The former 'Big Brother' icon passed away earlier this month aged 38 following a long battle with anorexia, and an investigation into the circumstances of Nikki's death is underway at the Dorchester medical facility – where she spent three weeks – as is "in line with standard procedures following any sudden death".
A spokeswoman for Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust told The Sun newspaper: "Staff at the Trust were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Miss Grahame, and our thoughts are with the family and friends of Miss Grahame at this very difficult time.
"A full internal investigation into the circumstances of Miss Grahame’s death is currently underway. This is in line with standard procedures following any sudden death.
"All information and findings arising from this investigation will be shared confidentially with Miss Grahame’s family, and thereafter with the Coroner as part of any Coronial process.
"The Trust will do everything it can to assist the Coroner in any ongoing Coronial process."
Nikki left the hospital on April 9th, and her body was discovered at her London home the following day.
The star's fans have pledged more than £70,000 to help cover her funeral costs and to support others suffering from eating disorders.
A GoFundMe page was set up for the late 'Big Brother' star before she died to help cover some of her treatment costs.
Following Nikki's death, donations were switched off, but they have now been turned on again and a total of £70,275 has been raised.
A recent update from the page's organisers Carly Cunningham and Leon Dee reads: "We just wanted to let you know that we are turning donations back on for anyone that would like to make a donation in Nikki's memory, as lots of people have been asking if they can still donate.
"An amount will be used for the funeral costs and the remaining funds will be used to go towards an organisation that helps those suffering with eating disorders, the crucial funding that has been lacking to help people in these awful situations has not been addressed, we will use this money to the best of our ability to try and and stem this horrific, debilitating illness.
"We also would like to thank people who have sent private messages with lovely words about Nikki, she would be so thankful. (sic)"