Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Former Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton has died, aged 32

Former Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton has died, aged 32

The Big Brother star's account had previously tweeted saying that the Brazilian woman had died "unexpectedly" and asked people to respect her family's privacy.

However this afternoon she deleted the post and shared a video revealing that news of her death was incorrect. Please stop spreading this news.

"This person can't accept the fact that I'm happy, that I overcame all my problems and that I'm finally living my life happy", Shelton continued in Friday's video.

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

Rebekah Shelton, who took part on the reality show in 2009, was reported in several media outlet to have died today.

Numerous friends of the reality TV star believed she had "died unexpectedly", with many paying tribute.

"I would say think twice, go for some therapy and wait to see if you really want it". Friends and family of Rodrigo have been frantic this morning. However, in a weird turn of events, it turns out that the star is very much alive, and she's currently just on holiday right now.

She later followed it up with a tweet which read: "Although it was a frightful 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".

Of being abandoned after undergoing surgery, she said: "I wanted to kill myself, it was a nightmare". Other from a "new profile pic" post at the end of past year, the last time the star seems to have tweeted from the account was at the beginning of June 2015, meaning the news of her unfortunate passing seemed scarily credible.

She also said she had felt forced to leave home before undergoing her surgery and turned to sex work for six months. I'm not sure what I would do if I could go back in time'.

"I am the happiest I've ever been in myself, but I lost so much along the way", she told OK! magazine at the time.

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