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

Rebekah Shelton not dead: culprit of hoax

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

A message posted to her official Twitter account read: "We're sorry to inform everyone of the sad news that our wonderful and lovely Rebekah died unexpectedly on Wednesday night".

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

But hours later she stunned the showbiz world when she posted an emotional video revealing she was indeed still alive.

It's now unclear what caused the reality star's sudden death, but the sad news was announced on her Twitter page in the early hours of Friday morning.

"I'm so sorry", replied one Twitter user.

"Hi everyone, I would to kindly ask you to please stop spreading the news that I'm dead because obviously I'm not".

'This person can not accept the fact that I am happy, that I've finally overcome my problems.

Rebekah captioned the shocking video: "I'm not dead!".

Rylan Clark-Neal - who now hosts Big Brother spin-off show Bit On The Side - tweeted: "RIP Rebekah".

The transgender star also admitted that transition was emotionally exhausting and shared her advice.

Speaking about her surgery in 2014, she told her fans: 'I've had my sex change in Rio with Dr Marcio Littleton'.

She tweeted: "So sad to hear about Rebekah Shelton".

Describing her new life as a woman in 2012, Rebekah said: "She likes to pay her own way and not have doors opened for her". I was the first Brazilian to be part of the show.

"When I met him, I was not 100% sure [about transitioning]".

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

"I used to look at myself in the mirror and I was a good looking guy".

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

And Rebekah added: "No one wants to choose the hardest path to go through, it's hard, it's rough". Nobody wakes up and says, tomorrow I'm going to be a woman.

'People think it's easy.

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