Imagine scouring the Internet and seeing news that you’ve DIED? For these celebrities, that’s been a total reality! Click through the gallery here to check out ten stars who’ve fallen victim to these crazy death hoaxes!
You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet, guys! Fans of stars including Miley Cyrus, 23, Justin Bieber, 22, and many more have learned that the hard way rumors circulated that their fave celeb had passed away. Sadly, these death hoaxes are all too common these days, and it’s really freaked some people out! Check out stars who’ve had fake deaths here.
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Miley has actually been a victim of this terrible prank more than once! Fans totally freaked out in July 2014 when The Epoch Times reported that the singer had overdosed in her home, but it was all part of a master plan to get hits on the website — once someone clicked on the article, they were brought to a page to take surveys. LAME! Then, that November, the same thing happened again. YIIIKES. This time, the 23-year-old made sure to confirm she was alive and well by going on an Instagram posting spree. We got it!
In Jan. 2014, a rumor went around that Justin had died after crashing his Ferrari while driving 125 m.p.h. Naturally, the story was trending almost immediately, and Beliebers (including us) went absolutely nuts.
Justin’s new BFF, Kanye West, 38, has also been mistakenly called ‘dead’ back in 2009, when “RIP Kanye West” became a top trending topic on Twitter and the top search on Google. It was his then-girlfriend, Amber Rose, who shot down the reports. “This RIPKanyeWest topic is not funny and it’s NOT TRUE!” she wrote. “He has people like myself and his family that love him. It’s in extreme poor taste to have that as a trendy topic.”
The most common death hoax victim, though, is definitely Betty White, and since she’s 94 years old, it’s always sadly so believable. Don’t worry, though, because Betty is alive and kickin’! Click through the gallery to check out a whole list of stars who’ve gotten the death hoax treatment.
HollywoodLifers, did you ever believe any of these death hoaxes? Which one were you most convinced by?