Reports about the death of Betty White began making its rounds in the Internet early last week after a Facebook page which suggested that the comedian had passed resurfaced online. The page even indicated that the actress had passed away on October 8, 2016, although no cause of death was specified.
“She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page,” shared the page.
But the lack of details and information surrounding this report seemed to indicate that the news about the Golden Girls actress’s passing is complete and utter nonsense. In fact, this is not the first time that White has been involved in a celebrity death hoax.
Last year, numerous reports of her passing flooded social media, all thanks to a Facebook page that was named R.I.P Betty White. In the page, readers will see various dedications to the actress, which could be traced all the way back to 2012.
Betty White dyed her hair, and did not die
Death hoax debunker Snopes had also reported that the news of the comedian’s death is false, claiming that some news outlets simply took advantage of Empire News’ posting that Betty White dyes her hair in the privacy of her home.
“Betty is a solitary kind of person,” shared her long-time manager Jeff Witjas in a press release. “She likes to relax in her home with her animals, and she rarely likes to discuss the fact, at least in public, that she is actually a brunette. She has been dying her own hair in her home for decades. Betty has often told me she feels it is relaxing and soothing to dye her own hair, peacefully in her home, where she can laugh and enjoy time with her animals.”
Some readers then mistakenly (or purposely) misread the headline for the story, immediately taking the story as a report about her passing.
But other reports have also confirmed that this has all been another death hoax and Betty White is alive and well. Although she does join a long list of celebrity names that are in the internet death hoax obituary which includes Jaden Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Donald Trump, among others.
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