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Big Brother star Nikki Grahame dies aged 38

Big Brother star Nikki Grahame dies aged 38

Entertainment
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...
Lee Delaney, CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club, dies at 49

Lee Delaney, CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club, dies at 49

Business
April 9 (UPI) -- Lee Delaney, the president and CEO of BJ's Wholesale Club, died "unexpectedly" this week from "presumed natural causes," the Massachusetts-based company announced Friday. He was 49 Delaney, who died Thursday, joined the company in 2016 and was named CEO in February 2020. Advertisement "We are shocked and profoundly saddened by the passing of Lee Delaney," said Christopher Baldwinm, executive chairman of the board of directors. "Lee was a brilliant and humble leader who cared deeply for his colleagues, his family and his community. We extend our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family, especially his wife and two children. We will honor his legacy and remember the extraordinary impact he had on so many. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time." ...
‘He fought to the end’: Grammy-nominated rapper DMX dies after cardiac arrest

‘He fought to the end’: Grammy-nominated rapper DMX dies after cardiac arrest

Entertainment
Rapper DMX has died one week after suffering a "catastrophic cardiac arrest", his family has said.The 50-year-old, whose real name was Earl Simmons, had been admitted to intensive care in New York on Friday 2 April and was initially placed on life support. Earlier this week, family, friends and fans had held a vigil outside the hospital.In a statement announcing his death, his family said relatives had been by his side and described him as "a warrior who fought till the very end".Paying tribute, they said: "He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him." His music, they added, "inspired countless fans across the world, and his iconic legacy will live on forever". ...
Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour aged 54

Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour aged 54

Entertainment
Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter has died of a brain tumour at the age of 54.The actor, who also starred in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince and James Bond film Quantum Of Solace, died at home with his family by his side. His agent said: "It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night. He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had been suffering from a brain tumour. Image: Paul Ritter, pictured with Friday Night Dinner co-stars Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig "Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill."He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very fu...
US Capitol: Police officer dies after car rams security barrier

US Capitol: Police officer dies after car rams security barrier

World
An attack at the US Capitol complex in Washington DC has left one police officer dead and another in hospital with injuries.A car crashed into a security barrier before the driver lunged towards the officers with a knife, police said. The officers opened fire and the suspect was shot dead.Authorities said the attack, which came three months after January's deadly Capitol riots, did not appear to be terrorism-related."Whether the attack was at law enforcement, or whoever, we have a responsibility to get to the bottom of it and we'll do that," Robert Contee, the acting chief of Washington DC's Metropolitan Police Department, said at a news conference.Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said it was "with a very, very heavy heart that I announce one of our officers has succumbed to h...