January 31, 2012 03:00 PM by Ashley Lee
Forget what you’ve read on Twitter—country singer and actress Reba McEntire is NOT dead! McEntire, who previously advised as a mentor to Blake Shelton on The Voice and is an upcoming guest star on Who Do You Think You Are?, is the latest celebrity to fall victim of a viral death hoax. Read on for the details of the crazy, and completely fake, news story.
“Preliminary reports from Austrian Police officials indicate that the actress fell more than 100 feet to her death in a remote area of the Hahnenkamm mountains while on-set during the filming of a movie,” said the Global Associated News. “Specific details are not yet available.”
The website also stated that the accident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m.
However, the website also posts a very important disclaimer at the bottom of the page…
“FAKE…THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! this story was dynamically generated using a generic ‘template’ and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank ‘non-specific’ template for the purpose of entertainment.”
Unfortunately, many fans have missed the disclaimer and have been flooding Reba McEntire’s social media pages with questions about the rumor’s validity. Thankfully, it’s not true!
Did you believe the rumor that Reba McEntire died?
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