BIG Brother’s transgender star Rebekah Shelton has sensationally revealed that she is NOT dead.
A statement posted from her Twitter page had initially read: “We’re sorry to inform everyone of the sad news that our wonderful and lovely Rebekah died unexpectedly on Wednesday night.”
News outlets around the world including the BBC, the International Business Times and The Sun Online reported on her apparent death.
However this afternoon she deleted the post and shared a video revealing that news of her death was incorrect.
She told fans: "I just want to kindly ask, please stop spreading this news that I'm dead because obviously I'm not.
"I have been through hell today because someone used my Twitter account to write that stupid status about me.
"This person can't accept the fact that I am happy, that I overcame all my problems.
"And that I'm finally living my life happy. I'm on holiday... and I am not dead."
She accompanied the video with the caption: "I’m not dead!!!!!! Please stop spreading this news!!!!!
"My lawyer is already working on this and this person who wants to spoil my happiness is going to pay for it!!!!!"
She later followed it up with a tweet which read: "Although it was a horrible experience to find out that I was dead, the positive thing is that I realise that I'm loved and so many people cared about me. Thanks for the support."
Rebekah’s devastated fans initially rallied around after seeing the statement posted online.Touching clip from Big Brother when housemate Rebekah Shelton, then Rodrigo Lopes, met 'The Queen'
One commented: “God, how awful! I'm so sorry. I remember watching her on Big Brother a few years ago and I loved her personality. And she achieved so much through her transition. This is heartbreaking.”
Another replied to the message and said they would remember her as “one of the most lovable BB housemates”.
Rebekah appeared on Big Brother in 2009 as Rodrigo Lopes.
She finished fifth on the show’s tenth series while it was still on Channel 4.
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Brazilian-born Rebekah became one half of Big Brother’s "first same sex couple" after taking a bath with co-star Charlie Drummond while in the house before they enjoyed an on-off relationship.
She made the decision to transition to a woman in 2012.Big Brother's Rebekah Shelton in Judge Rinder's courtroom
Source : https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/5324045/big-brother-rebekah-shelton-dead-32/1803