Nikki Grahame’s cause of death confirmed as anorexia while ‘hospital investigation continues’

Nikki Grahame’s cause of death has been confirmed as anorexia, a month after her tragic passing.

The Big Brother star was 38 when she passed away on 9 April, after a lengthy battle with the eating disorder.

More than a month on, Nikki’s cause of death has been recorded by a doctor as Anorexia Nervosa, Daily Star has reported.

Meanwhile, it has also been reported by the publication that the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester is continuing to investigate the event surrounding the star's death.

The investigation was sparked after Nikki’s grieving family is said to have believed she was discharged from hospital “too early”.

A source close to the star’s family told The Sun Online: “Those close to Nikki feel she would be alive today if she wasn’t discharged so soon.

“Her family feel she wasn’t strong enough physically to care for herself. It’s left them shocked and heartbroken.”

A spokesperson for Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said in response: “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 tragically passed away on 9 April, just one day after she was released from hospital.

She had begun treatment after friends set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise funds. The page raised more than £65,000 to help pay for her to enter a facility treatment as she vowed to beat the eating disorder once and for all.

The reality star suffered with the eating disorder for more than three decades. Meanwhile, friends have claimed she hit an all time low during the national lockdown.

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