Transgender Big Brother star: 'I'm not dead'

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Despite numerous reports on Friday that she had died under mysterious circumstances, former Big Brother contestant Rebekah Shelton is actually alive and well. "We ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time".

Rebekah's last tweet was posted on December 26, when she shared a series of laughing face emojis in response to another message.

She said: "Hi everyone, I would just like to ask everyone to stop spreading rumours that I'm dead because obviously I'm not".

Trans Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton is not dead, as she confirms in a video she was a victim of hacking.

'This person can't accept the fact that I am happy and overcome all my problems and that I am finally living my life happy.

"I'm on holiday, I'm in Arabia, and I'm not dead".

Tributes poured in after the news of Shelton's death was revealed.

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On Rebekah's Twitter profile, she wrote her in bio: "Reality star, Big Brother UK as Rodrigo".

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

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

"But when I met him, I was deeply in love with him - he was the love of my life".

Shelton also admitted that the romance marked the first time someone else saw her as she saw herself.

Rebekah tearfully explained: "Nobody would choose the hardest path or wakes up one day to say, "Yes, I will be a woman or tomorrow I will be a man". 'My advice to anyone considering transition would be think very carefully about your decision.

"I lost friends, it divided my family and I had to undergo 16 surgeries". I'm not sure what I would do if I could go back in time'.

'At one point before my surgery I had to leave home, and for six months of my life I turned to prostitution.