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Big Brother star Nikki Grahame dies aged 38

Big Brother star Nikki Grahame dies aged 38

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Getty ImagesFormer Big Brother star Nikki Grahame has died at the age of 38.The TV personality had checked into a private hospital last month with an eating disorder.In a statement to the BBC, Grahame's manager confirmed "with immeasurable sadness" that Grahame died on Friday morning."Please respect the privacy of Nikki's friends and family at this tragic and difficult time," he added.Former Big Brother presenter Davina McCall led the tributes, tweeting: "I am so desperately sad to hear about Nikki Grahame. My thoughts are with her friends and family xx she really was the funniest, most bubbly sweetest girl."If you are affected by the issues in this story, help and support is available via the BBC Action Line and the charity Beat Eating Disorders.Grahame, originally from Northwood in north...
Will Young questions why brother not assessed by psychiatrist before he took his own life

Will Young questions why brother not assessed by psychiatrist before he took his own life

Entertainment
Singer Will Young has said he is "astounded" his twin brother was allowed to leave hospital following a suicide attempt - just days before taking his own life.Rupert Young, 41, died after jumping from a bridge in London on 30 July last year, an inquest heard. His death came just days after he was admitted to Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital on 28 July, when he had been seen walking along the edge of a bridge in the capital.After a coroner's ruling that Rupert had intended to take his own life, Young said: "Those working within the NHS do an amazing job under very difficult circumstances."And it's never been more hard-pressed than at the moment, of course. ...
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have named baby after his late brother River, friend says

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have named baby after his late brother River, friend says

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Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have had a baby and named him River, according to a friend.Director Viktor Kossakovsky revealed the news at Zurich Film Festival while promoting new film Gunda, which Phoenix served as executive producer on. Apologising for the actor not being able to be there, Mr Kossakovsky said: "He just got a baby, by the way, his name was... a beautiful son called River, so he cannot promote [the film] right now." Image: River Phoenix died of a drug overdose in 1993 The baby is named after Phoenix's older brother River, who died of a drug overdose at the age of 23.Phoenix, 45, and Mara, 35, have not publicly confirmed the news. ...
Riley Keough shares message to late brother Ben: ‘I can’t believe you’ve left me’

Riley Keough shares message to late brother Ben: ‘I can’t believe you’ve left me’

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July 18 (UPI) -- Actress Riley Keough shared on Instagram Saturday a message for her brother Benjamin Keough, who died last weekend. The Keoughs are the grandchildren of late rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley, and the children of musicians Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough. Advertisement Benjamin Keough, also a singer and actor, died Sunday of suicide. He was 27. "Mornings are the hardest. I forget you're gone," Riley, 31, wrote in her post, which also featured a gallery of candid photos of her and her sibling. "I can't cry because of the fear that I will never stop. A pain that's new to me. You. There are no words for you. Angel is the closest I could think of. Pure light. Baby brother. Best friend. Wild man. Intellectual. Witness to my life. Twin soul. Protector. Too sensitive for this...
George Floyd ‘didn’t deserve to die over $20’, his brother tells US politicians

George Floyd ‘didn’t deserve to die over $20’, his brother tells US politicians

World
The brother of George Floyd has said the unarmed black man "didn't deserve to die over $ 20" as he urged politicians to make sure his death "wasn't in vain".Philonise Floyd addressed the house judiciary committee a day after his brother was buried next to his mother in Houston, Texas. George Floyd was killed after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds in Minneapolis on 25 May.He had been arrested after allegedly using a counterfeit $ 20 note in a shop, and his death sparked anti-racism protests across the US and the world. Image: Philonise Floyd said his brother didn't deserve to die for $ 20 The 46-year-old's brother said at the hearing on Wednesday: "I'm tired. I'm tired of the pain I'...