Celine Dion is alive and well, despite rumors the award-winning songbird has died. There are new Facebook apps going viral around the Web that claim the “My Heart Will Go On” singer had passed away but don’t click them! It’s just a scam.
According to About.com, there are two different stories circulating. One claims that Dion, 45, died in a car crash and another says she passed away in a plane crash. Both of the hoaxes claim to have footage of the event.
Twitter users were confused by the rumor, and took to the social media site to discuss Dion’s health. Some were skeptical of the claim, while others just wanted to know if they should start to mourn the star.
So is Celine Dion dead or alive?
— Veronica Sotos (@MyNameIsNotRon) October 27, 2013
Celine Dion is dead? #what
— Lyndsey Grundy (@lyndseygrundy7) October 27, 2013
Someone plz confirm if Celine Dion is dead or not. If she is I may have to take a few weeks off of school.
— Ron (@Ronnie_andClyde) October 26, 2013
Check out the rogue stories below, courtesy of About.com. The first one is about the “car crash.”
Her heart will go on? Highway Safety Investigators have told reporters that Celine Dion lost control while driving a friend's vehicle on Interstate 80 and rolled the vehicle several times killing her instantly. The vehicle was believed to have been traveling at approximately 95 miles per hour in a 55mph zone at the time of the accident. Witnesses have stated that Celine Dion's car crossed the double lines several times prior to the accident and hit the center lane divider causing the vehicle to flip and roll. Toxicology tests will be performed to determine whether she was driving under the influence, however initial findings indicate that durgs or alcohol did not contribute in any way to this accident as it was more likely to been caused by road conditions. Memorial services for Celine Dion have not yet been announced. The service is expected to be a closed casket funeral due to the severe head trauma. Raw footage of her accident has been recorded and leaked to fox news but cannot be broadcasted over the air so it was uploaded via the internet for the public to view. Due to the graphic content of this video, please be advised 18+ only.
The following story claims Dion died in a plane crash:
(Hollywood Breaking News) - R.I.P Celine Dion At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (October 20, 2013), Celine Dion died in a plane crash. The culprit for the story is Global Associated, aka Mediafetcher. "Celine Dion presumed dead in private plane crash", Global claims that Celine died today at "Denver Peak-Regional Airport". a small private aircraft in distress ceased radio contact with the control tower and fell below radar frequency after reporting engine trouble and smoke in the cockpit.
Actress Celine Dion was believed to have been a passenger on the flight. Raw footage of her accident has been recorded and leaked to Fox News but cannot be broadcast,so it was uploaded via the internet for the public to view. Due to the graphic content of this video, please be advised 18+ only. Watch Full Exclusive Video-->
The prank website fakeawish.com is notorious for “killing” celebrities, but the Dion hoax gained wings again due to the Facebook app. Members will be asked to enter their information and then to post the story on their behalf.
Maria Vultaggio is a reporter for the Continuous News Desk (CND), where she covers trending topics and breaking news for the International Business Times....