News about the supposed death of Beyonce made its rounds online recently alarming fans and internet users, alike. The report has been confirmed as another death hoax, though, coming after the singer’s performance in Brooklyn last Saturday.
Though the concert did see a minor mishap, with Mrs. Carter suffering an onstage accident which led to a cut on her left ear causing it to bleed. But as always, it was on with the show for Beyonce, who went on singing, before tending to her wound backstage.
Some took advantage of the news of her accident though, creating false reports of her death which was attributed to blood loss due to her injury.
A Facebook page named RIP Beyonce even gained the attention of fans, after one use posted the news of the singer’s passing. A snippet of the post can be seen below.
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (October 18, 2016), our beloved singer Beyoncé passed away,” shared the post. “Beyoncé was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Despite the dubious nature of the report, it still reportedly garnered a million likes, all of whom should hopefully be aware that Beyonce is still alive and well.
But this is not the first time the singer was a victim of a death hoax.
Beyonce also a victim of death hoax in February
In February, false reports about her death also spread online after a Tweet from @CNNNewsFacts (no association with the news network) shared news that Beyonce was involved in a horrific car crash. The fake article opened, “Super star songstress and wife to billionaire music mogul Sean ‘Jay Z’ Carter, Beyonce Knowles today died in a ghastly car accident on the way back from a meeting with one of her executives.”
According to sources, thousands of fans were fooled by the fake news, which all stemmed from a single Tweet that said “BREAKING NEWS: BEYONCE WAS INVOLVED IN A HORRIFIC CAR CRASH! #RIPBeyonce.”
Beyonce is not the only celebrity to be a victim of a death hoax in the past months, either. Just recently Betty White and singer Billy Ocean were involved in fake reports. Jaden Smith and Sylvester Stallone were also part of separate death hoax news, claiming that they had committed suicide and died of an overdose.
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