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Miriam Rivera

Age 38

5 Feb 2019
Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico)

Miriam Rivera
Miriam Rivera [photo:]

Miriam died in suspicious circumstances. She was a reality TV star who had appeared in Big Brother Australia and the UK TV show "There’s Something About Miriam".

Shocking new details have surfaced about the mysterious death of transgender reality star Miriam Rivera. Miriam, who appeared on Big Brother Australia in 2004 and British dating show There’s Something About Miriam, died aged 38 in Hermosillo, Mexico on February 5.

Her death wasn’t reported until this week, and Daily Mail Australia can now reveal that family members were threatened if they tried to investigate what happened.

In an exclusive interview from his home in New York, Miriam’s husband Daniel Cuervo said that he suspects she met with a violent end.

Mr Cuervo claimed an unknown male had called him when he was trying to arrange Miriam’s funeral and said: ‘Don’t come back to Mexico or we’ll kill you too.’. He later found out her body had already been cremated, leaving no opportunity to perform an autopsy, which he found ‘very suspicious’.

Because he feared for his safety, Mr Cuervo wasn’t able to arrange a proper funeral for his wife. Photos have since surfaced on Facebook of a decidedly low-key memorial service.

Mr Cuervo believes his wife’s death may have been ‘passed off’ as a suicide after she refused to accept work as a prostitute for a man who was ‘infatuated’ with her. He recalled the day Miriam died: ‘On the morning of February 5, Miriam called me [in New York] from Mexico, telling me she was feeling sick and vomiting blood, so I told her to go to the hospital.

‘She called me again before leaving the hospital at 12pm and that was the last time we spoke.’

At 2pm, Miriam was found dead by hanging at her home in Hermosillo.

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Report added: 16 Sep 2019. Last updated: 13 Nov 2019. Source ref: tgeu/5-Feb-2019/Miriam Rivera

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