Rebekah Shelton not dead: culprit of hoax "will pay"

Rebekah Shelton not dead: culprit of hoax

Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton has died suddenly at the age of 32.

The transgender reality star, who rose to fame on back in the 2009 series, passed away on Wednesday.

Hours after the tweet was published on Friday morning it was deleted and Rebekah posted: "I'm not dead!".

They added: "We ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time". I remember watching her on Big Brother a few years ago and I loved her personality.

'Please stop spreading this news that I am dead because I am obviously not, ' she said in her hotel room.

This person can't accept the fact that I'm happy, that I overcame all my problems, and that I finally have my life happy.

The reality star, originally from Brazil underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2014.

She accompanied the video with the caption: "I'm not dead!".

Shelton did not make clear whether she knew the person she claims hacked her account, or whether she would be pursuing legal action.

While a third wrote: 'My prayers and thoughts to Rebekah and her entire family'. And she achieved so much through her transition'.

Of being abandoned after undergoing surgery, she said: "I wanted to kill myself, it was a nightmare". One of the most loveable BB housemates.

However, since that appearance, we've not heard an very bad lot from her.

Last year, she said she was struggling to cope because she felt so isolated after turning to prostitution. She also briefly starred in an episode of "Hollyoaks".

"I saw that disgusting thing between my legs and I started crying around the hospital saying, 'I regret, I regret.' I wanted to kill myself because it was a nightmare".

She appeared on ITV show Judge Rinder in 2016 to confront a woman she was accusing of obsessive stalking, and spoke about her long and painful journey to self-acceptance.

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