Nikki Grahame was “among the finest characters that the world’s ever seen”, her Massive Brother co-star Pete Bennett has mentioned.
Grahame died on Friday on the age of 38, after checking right into a hospital for her anorexia nervosa.
Chatting with Sky Information on Monday, Bennett, who additionally posted a video tribute to the star on-line, revealed that he went to go to her after seeing a fundraiser for Grahame on-line.
He mentioned: “My coronary heart goes out to everybody who was attempting to assist her, particularly her finest good friend, Carly… I do know is absolutely struggling and my coronary heart goes out to her as a result of I do know what it is wish to lose your finest good friend, particularly once you’re attempting to save lots of them.
“After I discovered she was ailing within the final lockdown, she instructed me to not say she was getting care however she rang me up and mentioned ‘Pete I am ailing, come and get me within the clinic’, however this lockdown occurred and I bear in mind seeing the fundraiser Carly and Leon had made… and I used to be like ‘oh my god she’s actually, actually ailing man’.
“I used to be in London on the time and I simply went and bought within the cab and went over there, and my girlfriend who’s a psychological well being nurse, and we simply tried to present her as a lot love and assist… and since it is me… I believed the love I had would simply increase her up and get her out the darkness.”
He added that the lockdown restrictions have been powerful for many individuals, exacerbating points for these with psychological well being difficulties.
“Have a look at what it is executed, it is taken among the finest characters that the world’s ever seen, it is simply garbage man,” he added.
“I can not actually put it in to phrases.”
Grahame had beforehand recounted her struggles with anorexia nervosa in two autobiographies, revealing she has been into a number of centres all through her life to assist try to deal with it.
Claire Reynolds, from the consuming dysfunction charity Beat, instructed Sky Information: “Sadly, anorexia nervosa has the very best mortality price in any psychological well being sickness. It’s a very critical well being situation.
“Consuming problems are a really advanced psychological well being dysfunction they usually want specialist intervention which is why we might actually encourage anyone who’s struggling, or anyone who sees a member of the family good friend struggling, to hunt assist on the earliest alternative.
Speaking about what assist is on the market, Ms Reynolds mentioned: “Step one is to see your GP. There may be lots of info on Beat’s web site, which can assist you perceive what situation you might be struggling with and may give you very important details about tips on how to talk this together with your physician.
“However attending to your physician and getting a referral to an consuming dysfunction service is the primary level of name, and the earlier that occurs, usually the quicker and extra sustained restoration could be.”
For assist and assist on consuming problems, you will get in contact with Beat Consuming Issues on 0808 201 1677, or 0808 801 0711 for younger folks