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

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

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

Announcing her happy news, she said at the time: "I've had my sex change in Rio with Dr Marcio Littleton", and went on to share images of her new body.

'Please stop spreading this news that I am dead because I am obviously not, ' she said in her hotel room. "My lawyer is already working on this and this person who wants to spoil my happiness is going to pay for it". I'm so sorry." Another added, "I remember watching her on Big Brother a few years ago and I loved her personality.

"This person can't accept the fact that I am happy, that I overcame all my problems". I am in Arabia and I am not dead.

However, on Friday afternoon the transgender star, who was known as Rodrigo Lopes before her gender reassignment surgery, sensationally posted a video to set the record straight.

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

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"I've been through the worst three years of my life, been through 16 surgeries, suffered so much". "I was not born wanting to be a transsexual, or a boy, or a straight boy, or a girl", she previously said of her transition.

Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton has died unexpectedly aged just 32.

Shelton's Twitter account revealed she also experienced illness in 2014.

She appeared on ITV show Judge Rinder in 2016 to confront a woman she was accusing of obsessive stalking, and spoke about her long and painful journey to self-acceptance. I'm not sure what I would do if I could go back in time'.

More recently she made a controversial appearance on Judge Rinder where she appeared to try and claim money back for a botched boob job.

She told OK! Magazine: "At one point before my surgery I had to leave home, and for six months of my life I turned to prostitution". I wanted to kill myself.