Miriam Rivera, the star of dating show There's Something About Miriam, which revealed she was transgender at the end of the series, has died.
The Mexican model died in February, but the news has only just emerged. She was 38, according to the Daily Mail.
Her Sky One series caused controversy at the time, with the male contestants winning compensation mirizm saying the programme had "a devastating effect". Mr Cuervo told the Daily Mail she was found dead, but that she was cremated before an autopsy could be carried out. He said he had received a death threat while emerld chat her funeral.
It was not until the series finale that she told them she was transgender, and the show was pulled from Sky One's schedule after the men sued for emotional distress, claiming Sky One was complicit in a "conspiracy to commit sexual assault". The reality show was eventually screened after the men were paid compensation. Intrans writer and comedian Shon Faye, who watched the show when she was in her teens, told the New Statesman it had simply confirmed "that I was a joke, that this world wasn't built for people like me [or Miriam] and that society was fine with that".
What has continued to surprise me is the support that I've had from the trans community online and on social media, despite the fact that the 18 year old escort london press continue in their assertion that it was a step back for trans people.
Rivera was also a member of the New York ballroom scene's legendary House of Xtravaganza, which paid tribute on Instagram. InRivera was injured after falling from the 4th floor window of her New York apartment.
She said she fell trying to escape a burglar, but some reports suggested she had been deliberately attacked. After her death in February, a friend, Susan Nielsen, wrote on Facebook that she had been "subjected to murder attempts" before her death. If you have a story suggestion entertainment.
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Has reality TV gone too far? Rivera's husband Daniel Cuervo posted an online tribute to her in February.
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