The Big Brother star checked into a private hospital in a bid to overcome her eating disorder last month after friends and fans raised over £65,000 for her to start life-saving treatment.


A message on the Go Fund Me page set up by her friends heartbreakingly reads: "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 is so precious was taken from us at such a young age. Nikki not only touched the lives of millions of people, bit also her friends and family who will miss her immensely."