Transgender Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton is NOT dead

Transgender Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton is NOT dead

A tweet from former Big Brother housemate Rebekah Shelton yesterday claimed that the star had died.

"Big Brother" fans will best remember Brazil-born Rebekah - who took part in the show under her former name, Rodrigo Lopes - for her unabashed love of the Queen, as well as the United Kingdom in general, and brief romance with fellow housemate Charlie Drummond.

News of Rebekah's "death" broke on Twitter in the early hours of this morning (Friday, January 12).

'We ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time'. The reality star posted a video on Twitter confirming she was still alive, and admitted she had "been through hell", due to the false announcement. Please stop spreading this news!

Speaking in the video, Shelton said "I've been through hell today because someone used my Twitter account to write that stupid status about me". This person can't accept the fact I'm happy, I overcame all my problems and I'm finally happy.

She then went on to speak in detail about her new female organ. "I'm on holiday. and I am not dead".

'He saw me as a woman, the person I am.

Previous year she gave an interview to Daily Star Online about the moment she knew she wanted to undergo gender reassignment. /3 Sending all my love to her family and friends. It's a hard decision.

Last year Rebekah spoke out about her struggles during transitioning.

"I think my appearance on the show [Big Brother] helped me to get to know myself better".

She told Judge Rinder she received no calls from her family or visits. "At one point before my surgery I had to leave home, and for six months of my life I turned to prostitution".

'I saw that awful thing between my legs and I started crying around the hospital saying, "I regret, I regret".

"I saw that awful 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". One of the most loveable BB housemates.

"You can't see what I've been through; you can't see my heart or feelings".

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