Rebekah Shelton's friend speaks out over her shocking death hoax  [Instagram]

Big Brother’s Rebekah Shelton was reported to have passed away after a tweet appeared on her account confirming her death.

And the TV star’s friend, David Graham, revealed how he refused to give up hope after it was reported that Rebekah had died.

"I just knew something was wrong," he told The Mirror after attempting to get in touch with Rebekah on Facebook.

Rebekah Shelton reveals she's not dead after Twitter hackRebekah Shelton reveals she's not dead after Twitter hack [Rebekah Shelton/Twitter]

"It’s such a nightmare because you just do not know. You can’t contact anybody."

The former Big Brother star posted a video on her Twitter account to confirm that she is alive and well. 

Speaking to her followers, she said: "I’d just like to ask, please stop spreading that I’m dead. I’m obviously not. 

Rodrigo Lopes was evicted during the Final Big Brother series 10 in 2009Rodrigo Lopes was evicted during the Final Big Brother series 10 in 2009 [Getty]

"I’ve been through hell today because somebody got in to my account and wrote that stupid status about me. 

"This person can’t accept the fact that I am happy, that I overcome all of my problems and that I’m finally leaving my life happily. 

"I’m on holiday and I’m not dead."

Rebekah's official Twitter account confirmed her deathRebekah's official Twitter account appeared to confirm her death [Rebekah Shelton / Twitter]

A status was previously put out on her Twitter account stating the transgender star had passed away at the age of 32. 

It read: "We're sorry to inform everyone of the sad news that our wonderful and lovely Rebekah died unexpectedly on Wednesday night."

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