Friday, 16 November, 2018

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

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    Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton dies aged 32     How heartbreaking    
           By Lara Martin TV Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton dies aged 32 How heartbreaking By Lara Martin
Stacy Diaz | 13 January, 2018, 05:59

The reports followed a message posted to Shelton's official Twitter account earlier on Friday afternoon which said that she had died. Glad you're well, ' wrote the host on Twitter, just hours after he posted a tribute to her.

"This person can't accept the fact that I'm happy, that I overcame all of my problems, and that I'm finally living my life happy". She revealed it was a happy, loving relationship that made her decide she wanted to live as a woman.

She concluded the video saying: 'I'm not dead'.

They added: "We ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time".

She finished fifth in the 10th series of the reality show.

Big Brother 7 victor Glyn Wise tweeted: "Woke up to the terrible news of Rebekah Shelton".

It comes after fans of Rebekah had paid tribute to her and sent their condolences to her family following the false claim. Rebekah was a lovely person.

The transgender "Big Brother" star Rebekah Shelton, who appeared on the show as Rodrigo Lopes in 2009, died Wednesday night at the age of 32.

She appeared on the show as a man, but after she left she went through transition and said that it was sparked when she met a man she was in love with.

The BBC and five major newspapers have had to clarify that Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton is not dead.

However, in interviews, she spoke of having suicidal thoughts and having to deal with many issues linked to her public profile from Big Brother and the physical and emotional challenges involved with transitioning.

Speaking about her surgery in 2014, she told her fans: 'I've had my sex change in Rio with Dr Marcio Littleton'. "My advice to anyone considering transition would be think very carefully about your decision. If I saw me as a guy, I would find myself good-looking, but I wasn't happy".

'I lost friends, it divided my family and I had to undergo 16 surgeries. "It was a big step to go full time as a woman".

She told Judge Rinder she received no calls from her family or visits.

'People think it's easy.