Miley Cyrus Dead? Facebook Hoax Claims Singer Died From Overdose

The alleged death of singer Miley Cyrus was announced in a Facebook message that was posted earlier this week, according to Softpedia.

The Facebook message provided a link that connected viewers to a video that was supposed to explain the death of the 21-year-old celebrity in detail. After the link was clicked, it reportedly took viewers to a fake Facebook page with a convincing thumbnail image.

At first glance, the image might look authentic, and could easily lead a person into believing that Miley Cyrus suffered from an overdose.

Miley Cyrus
Facebook scam claims Miley Cyrus is dead

However, it has been confirmed that this was just another internet hoax that has been floating online, deceiving a vast number of fans and critics.

Loyal Miley Cyrus fans and critics were probably able to quickly identify this Facebook post as being a hoax when they saw the picture used.

Why? The image was taken from the controversial music video, “Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain” featuring Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips. It is also not very surprising for Miley Cyrus fans since it is not the first time that a death hoax for the actress has surfaced on Facebook.

Back in July, Hollywood Life reported that a similar death hoax circulated about Miley Cyrus as well with the headline “{SHOCKING) Miley Cyrus Found Dead in Her Los Angeles Home! Country singer Miley Cyrus found overdosed this afternoon in her Los Angeles home.”

A closer examination of this particular Miley Cyrus death hoax showed that the comments section and even the statistics graph were just images that did not present any real data. Chances are that these “evergreen elements” will be used in future Facebook death hoaxes as well, according to Softpedia.

Further reports show that clicking on the link for the Miley Cyrus death hoax can actually lead viewers to a malicious version of the Facebook website, according to Online Threat Alerts. Viewers are asked to complete surveys and/or share the link with their online friends — which will do nothing but spread the Facebook scam even further.

As of right now, Miley Cyrus has not made an official comment about this particular internet hoax. However, do you expect her to do so?

[Image Credit: The Wire]