Reba McEntire, country music star, is the latest celebrity who became a victim of the internet death hoax.
On Tuesday, words spread that the country music star died while filming a movie in Kitzbuhel, Austria, but McEntire quickly took herself to Twitter and denied the rumors through a statement released on her Twitter account.
There is a rumor going around that I died after falling off a mountain in Austria yesterday while shooting a movie. While I would love to be shooting a movie in Austria, I definitely did not fall off a mountain! Nor am I dead! I am alive and kicking!!! Most of you know this already because I've been giving you daily accounts of Shelby's race. Oh well. Have a great day, McEntire posted on her Whosay account.
The fake news surfaced online when a Global Associated News in their reports stated that, Preliminary reports from Austrian Police officials indicate that the actress fell more than 100 feet to her death in a remote area of the Hahnenkamm Mountains while on-set during the filming of a movie.
The fake news picked up so much steam that her camp issued a statement saying: Contrary to ludicrous reports, Reba has not passed away, nor was she even in Austria at the time of her alleged death. Global Associated News, who devised this latest celebrity hoax, is an entertainment site that generates 'totally fake articles based on zero truth.' Reba is alive and well, but would like to thank her loyal fans for their concern.
The internet death hoax has now become a new phenomenon. Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, Adele, Demi Moore, singer Cher and singer Rihanna are the celebrities who died on Twitter this year.