There was a whole lot of miscommunication surrounding That ’70s Present mother Tanya Roberts’ death. Sarcastically, she’s not the primary celebrity death to be introduced prematurely. A number of different celebrities have been reported useless once they hadn’t really died.
Bond Lady Tanya Roberts’ demise was introduced, however she was nonetheless alive
Roberts was the latest movie star to have been reported useless, then not useless, then useless once more. Information of Roberts’ demise broke Sunday, Jan.3. Little was recognized about the reason for her demise — solely that she was admitted to the hospital on Christmas Eve after fainting.
Roberts’ home accomplice Lance O’Brien knowledgeable her good friend and publicist, Mike Pingel, of her alleged passing with out receiving affirmation from medical workers at Cedar-Sinai Hospital. O’Brien assumed that, as a result of Roberts’ “bodily capabilities and organs” have been failing, issues seemed grim (by way of Page Six).
Sadly, O’Brien and due to this fact Pingel, have been mistaken. Roberts’ official demise announcement got here the next evening, Jan. 4, 2021.
‘Pillar of humanity’ Betty White ‘dyed’
White, who Huffington Post known as a “shining instance of all that’s humorous and spectacular on the earth,” was a sufferer of a celeb demise hoax in September 2014. A satirical information outlet revealed that White had died peacefully in her dwelling.
What followers uncared for to note was the homophone used within the headline of the article revealed by Empire Information, which learn: “Actress Betty White, 92, Dyes Peacefully In Her Los Angeles Dwelling.” The piece was a commentary on White’s bottle-dyed blonde hair.
Fortuitously, White’s agent clarified that she was alive and properly with the Los Angeles Times. What’s extra, White remains to be alive right now.
Music icon Beyoncé ‘died’ in a automobile crash
Typically, a celeb’s untimely demise announcement is a public relations mishap. Different instances, they’re a straight up hoax, like when Beyoncé was introduced useless.
In February 2015, rumors swirled about Beyoncé’s alleged demise in a automobile crash. In contrast to most demise hoaxes, the Beyoncé rumor wasn’t began by any publication. As a substitute, the rumors started with a number of bored web trolls.
When followers noticed a tweet from the @CNNNewsFacts Twitter account — a profile with no affiliation with CNN — that included the #RIPBeyonce hashtag, followers went wild. Fortuitously, it didn’t take lengthy for the web to disprove this rumor.
Avril Lavigne’s suicide and her doppelgänger
In September 2016, a conspiracy idea concerning Avril Lavigne’s alleged suicide surfaced. The idea stated the singer died in 2003 and had been changed by a doppelgänger named Melissa Vandella.
Believers of the idea identified Lavigne’s change in look since 2003, analyzing her nostril’s form and tone of voice. Others discovered hints on the alleged alternative for Lavigne in her album Beneath My Pores and skin.
Bloggers went wild, sharing proof and making a group of people that believed the doppelgänger of Lavigne to be a fraud. However in 2019, Lavigne lastly put the rumors to mattress.
“It’s only a dumb web rumor and [I’m] flabbergasted that individuals purchased into it,” Lavigne informed Entertainment Weekly. “Isn’t that so bizarre? It’s so dumb. And I look the very same. On one hand, everyone seems to be like, ‘Oh my god, you look the identical,’ and alternatively individuals are like ‘Oh my god, she died.’”
Like most of the different celebrities talked about right here, Lavigne is alive and properly.