Katie Price has shared her sadness after missing a message from Nikki Grahame before the Big Brother star tragically died.
Reality TV personality Nikki passed away aged 38 on April 9 following a 30-year-long battle with anorexia.
And prior to her death, Nikki sent a voice note to former glamour model Katie – but the mother-of-five missed the message and has now told of her upset at the situation.
Taking to her Instagram page to pay tribute to her friend Nikki on Saturday – after Nikki’s death was announced – Katie, 42, told how she didn’t notice the message from the Big Brother icon until she had already died.
Alongside a photo of Nikki, Katie penned: ” I’m just so shocked and so gutted to hear this news and really upset set to hear her voice message I never saw and just opened.
“Nikki you were fabulous and made me laugh so much RIP beautiful.”
Katie also uploaded a throwback snap of herself and Nikki on her Instagram Stories.
Nikki sadly died on Friday.
Her death was confirmed online by her close pal Leon Dee.
The mourning friend of the TV personality told: “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.
“All donations have been greatly appreciated and it was heartwarming for everyone including Nikki to see how much she was loved.
“Funds will be held safely in this GoFundMe until we have established an organisation supporting those suffering from anorexia to which we will make a donation in Nikki’s memory. We will post updates for you with more details as soon as we have them.
“We are working with GoFundMe at this time. If you want to request a refund, you can write into GoFundMe’s team here: https://support.gofundme.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360000288632.
“Rest In Peace, Nikki. We love you & not a day will go by without missing your smile. X X X.”
A rep for Nikki told the Mirror: “It is with immeasurable sadness that Nikki Grahame passed away in the early hours of Friday 9th April 2021. Please respect the privacy of Nikki’s friends and family at this tragic and difficult time.”
The Big Brother star recently checked into a private hospital to treat her eating disorder after her friends managed to raise thousands of pounds for her treatment for her anorexia.
Fans of the iconic reality star donated over £69,000 via a GoFund Me page.
For help and support on eating disorders contact Beat Eating Disorders on 0808 801 0677.