Beyonce is the latest victim in a series of celebrity death hoaxes. A rumor circulating on Facebook claims that Beyonce is dead. One source claims that the singer committed suicide after having dinner with Nicki Minaj and Jay Z, while another fake news story claims that she died from excessive bleeding.
However, Beyonce is not dead. Many distraught fans took to social media to express their condolences, believing the beloved singer is dead. However, many realized it is a hoax and expressed dissatisfaction about the false rumor.
got a text from my mom saying "Beyonce dead" ???????? mother pls— buttercup (@Blessingbutts) October 24, 2016
The hoax seems to originate from Facebook, where users are tricked into giving away their details to read the story. According to Media Mass, a Facebook group reacted to the “Beyonce dead” hoax by creating a memorial page. The Facebook group reportedly got over a million likes, which gives us an idea how many Beyonce fans believed the singer actually died.
Media Mass quoted the group’s About page, which reads, “At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (October 22, 2016), our beloved singer Beyoncé passed away. 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.”
The “Crazy in Love” singer is notoriously private and not very active on social media. Beyonce last posted a picture of herself on a red carpet three days ago, and yesterday, the singer posted a picture of a cloud.
Many of the comments are wondering if Beyonce is dead, while others are expressing condolences.
Many of the false news stories use the logo of well-known websites, such as CNN and ABC News to makes the hoax seem legitimate.
Beyonce released her sixth studio album, Lemonade, earlier this year, and she has spoken publicly about police brutality against African Americans in response to viral videos of unarmed men being shot by the police in multi states.
Beyonce is also fights for the rights of women and discussed the double standard in American society during an interview with Elle magazine.
“We need men and women to understand the double standards that still exist in this world, and we need to have a real conversation so we can begin to make changes. Ask anyone, man or woman, ‘Do you want your daughter to have 75 cents when she deserves $1?’ What do you think the answer would be? When we talk about equal rights, there are issues that face women disproportionately. That is why I wanted to work with [the philanthropic organizations] Chime for Change and Global Citizen. They understand how issues related to education, health, and sanitation around the world affect a woman’s entire existence and that of her children. They’re putting programs in place to help those young girls who literally face death because they want to learn, and to prevent women from dying during childbirth because there’s no access to health care.”
Beyonce has not responded to the rumors circulating that she is dead.
Kanye recently called out Jay Z during his “Saint Pablo Tour,” because the College Dropout rapper stated that Jay Z didn’t visit him after Kim Kardashian’s robbery.
There have been rumors of a Kim and Beyonce feud, but there is no evidence that they have any issues and have been seen at award shows together.
Some users of social media have complained about spam infecting their computers or their passwords being stolen after clicking one of the dead hoax stories.
Many Beyonce fans are taking to Google to confirm or dispel rumors that claim she is dead. The false stories reportedly come from the same source and gain traction on social media.
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Beyonce is not dead. The 35-year old singer is alive and well.
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