It was reported on Thursday evening that Rebekah Shelton – previously known as Rodrigo Lopes – had died, when a tweet on her account appeared to confirm her death.
After sharing a video of herself to prove she is alive and well, Rebekah is now being criticised by her former Big Brother co-star.
As Rebekah shut down the reports that she’s dead, Bex Shiner told her 54.8k Twitter followers that she’s “mourned her twice”.
Bex wrote: “I’m concerned and confused. I’ve mourned you twice now. I raised money for @MissRShelton last time she was ‘ hacked ‘ for the lies she was in a coma.
“I even spoke to her fake account. Someone tell me why I should believe it AGAIN?”
Alongside her tweet Bex shared a screenshot of a headline from May 2014.
“Ex Big Brother housemate in coma after doctors discover brain tumour,” the headline said.
The glamour model also retweeted another social media user who said: “YO! @MissRShelton this is the second time you’ve died online.
“The last time someone even tried to raise funds for your funeral expenses. GROW UP!”
Rebekah declined to comment on her co-star’s claims when contacted by OK! Online.
In May 2014, a tweet on the star’s profile said: “We from Rebekah’s family ask your prayers. She will be back to us.
“The doctors found a head tumour and she is in coma. We cannot speak anymore. Please just pray for our Rebekah.”
Her Twitter bio was later changed to: “EX BB UK Rodrigo Lopes fighting for his life.#prayforrodrigo.”
Rebekah hasn’t spoken publicly about her brain tumour since revealing her diagnosis on social media in 2014