Reports emerged this morning claiming that Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton had died 'unexpectedly' at age 32.

However the transgender reality star has been the victim of a sick hoax, and she is not actually dead. She originally appeared on Big Brother pre-transition as Rodrigo Lopes.

Taking to her Twitter account, Rebekah has now shared a video to let everyone know just what had happened...

Credit: Twitter

Her apparent passing was announced on Twitter early on Friday morning, and the tweet read: "We're sorry to inform everyone of the sad news that our wonderful and lovely Rebekah died unexpectedly on Wednesday night.

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

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