Celine Dion has not died in a plane crash or car accident, and Facebook users should not click on fake circulating news pieces saying she is dead. In October 2013, fake Fox News and CNN Facebook posts saying “R.I.P. Celine Dion 1968 – 2013″ and “Her heart will go on? Celine Dion died in a car accident” began circulating. According to About.com‘s David Emery, these are spam Facebook apps used to access people’s profile information and asks if you can re-post it, continuing to spread the false reports of Celine Dion’s death.
The Facebook user is told that they will see video footage of the accidents if they click on the app. Just like most social media hoaxes, there is none. Other rogue Facebook apps have been circulating, including fake stories about Jackie Chan’s death and Will Smith’s death. Both are still alive.
Below is a copy of the report about the hoax 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. Celine died today at “Denver Peak-Regional Airport” in 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 Exclusive 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. Watch the Full Exclusive Plane Crash Accident Video here.
Make sure not to become one of those suckers who falls for Facebook hoaxes. But if you do, you can read up on Facebook’s Desktop Help section that provides users with instructions they can follow to remove unwanted apps from their accounts. Celine Dion is not dead and her heart will go on.