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Beyonce Not Dead, False Death Stories Resurface Today

Posted: August 13th, 2011 in Beyonce by LALATE

Beyonce Not Dead, False Death Stories Resurface Today


LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Beyonce is not dead. Yet the same fake death reports claiming Beyonce died last year are back again Saturday. While the source of today’s confusion is still unknown, the false claims about Beyonce come just days after Etta James was erroneously listed as dead as well.

In January of last year, Justin Bieber and Tila Tequila erroneous death reports were followed, forty-eight hours later, by one about Beyonce. At the time, reports were manifesting themselves on Sundays, typically early afternoons on the west coast. The stories usually alleged plane or car crashes and used Facebook or Twitter as the means by which to spread the stories.

However, as exemplified this month, one website has figured out a way via automation to fabricated death reports about top celebrities. First, one in a series of fictional stories is randomly selected. Next, the location of the stories, often fake as well, is chosen. The celerity is claimed to be far from a populate region and either on location for a project or on vacation. Finally, one from a series of fictional perils, all catastrophic and large than life, is chosen.

In fact, a quick perusal online shows the same location and the same peril is listed for as many as a dozen celebrities per year. Many times, people believe the fake death stories. In fact, in the last five minutes, one hundred twenty-two tweets have been posted asking if Beyonce is dead.

This month both Etta James and Beyonce have been killed off by fake reports. In 2009, they dominated news for a different reason. That month, the Single Ladies hit maker sung “At Last” for President Obama. James was not pleased. She told fans at the time “But I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song — she’s going to get her [self in trouble].”

James added at the time “She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol’ president day, gonna be singing my song that I’ve been singing forever.”

Just days ago, Etta James was reportedly erroneously as dead. Unlike the websites that used automation to claim Adam Sandler was dead (he is alive as well), James’ fake death report was written from scratch.

Beyonce is not dead, nor is James. And yet, until someone puts a blow torch or power tool to these fake claims, or drives over them with a Maybach missing its doors, fake celebrity death reports will continue to grow on a weekly basis.


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  1. Jennifer said,

    on August 13th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I think stuffs like this should be looked properly and dealt with. Its very bad. ThankGOD the news isn’t true.

  2. Nathaniel said,

    on August 13th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    People should just stop fabricating stories like this. Its just not heathy!

  3. Nathaniel said,

    on August 13th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Long live Queen of dance, Beyoncee

  4. okomaalove said,

    on August 13th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    People should stop publishing fake news! Is too bad. Long live Beyonce!

  5. Edy yong said,

    on August 13th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I dint believe it,alredy knew twas a rumour.long live anty beyoncee

  6. arinola said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    thank God d story is nt true.

  7. sandra said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Long live queen beyonce stupid fabricating liars mschew!!!

  8. Confido.... said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Thank God its not true….
    Long live the best female musician and dancer.
    XOXO.

  9. Confido.... said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Thank God its not true….
    Enemies of progress…
    Long life the best female musician and dancer world wide.
    My prayer is that… You will stay longer than your enemies.
    XOXO.

  10. Martins Ibe said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Martinz…..Said

    on August 14th, 2011 02:15Pm
    Thank God its not true?. we wish you Long live Queen of dance, Beyoncee. and more years ahead.

  11. Bally said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I am very disappointed that even CNN can come up with fake news like that, but thank God is not true.
    I THANK GOD FOR MY MAN JZ. happy marriage life to you both.

  12. bugzy said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 7:36 am

    wishing you many years ahead and f harder with you guy jay z

  13. Fatimah said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Omg.why do pple love rumors.well our queen of dance beyonce i not dead.she is hale nd healthy..so haters shut ur trap…..

  14. Sculptor nmezu said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Such rumour schould stop before it gets out of hand

  15. Isaac said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Beyonce will live long.

  16. Wummie said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I was scared when i heard,tnk God is nt true. Longlife beyonce

  17. lionel eigz said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    thank God is not true.
    I cant afford to loose a person wit such a great voice like urz.
    Much love beyounce,much respect Hov…..

  18. mr.bake said,

    on August 14th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    she run da world so much maybe dats why dey thought she was dead really girls dont run da world dey run dey mouths

  19. daveho said,

    on August 15th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    beyounce you are such a wounderful singer at of all up comers/we will be happy to hear your new song by am not dead/keep chilling dear

  20. Bomma said,

    on August 16th, 2011 at 3:24 am

    It’s bad how people could wish others death. Wish others as you would like to be wished.

  21. Dynamite said,

    on August 18th, 2011 at 3:53 am

    well… A differing opinion.

  22. mr.vice said,

    on August 23rd, 2011 at 9:26 am

    f those people dat said b is dead. And long life ahead.

  23. Tublac said,

    on September 7th, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Hi beyonce! don’t mind the haters ok,i wish you en nigga jay long life… I can’t tell what i felt when i heard this fuckin’ news.

  24. zahvenneh said,

    on September 9th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    oh my freakin cheese balls. Really? Really.. Wow some pplz r soo stupid… I love beyonce I will marry her someday she is soo sexy OMG thank god she isn’t dead I would kill myself to be with her :3 she might not be lez. But idc shell meet me someday and see her own true side (homo) ;) <33333 ILOVEQUEENOFDANCE!

  25. wittygirl said,

    on December 13th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    mkayy WHEN I SAW ALL THE ‘R.I.P’ COMMENTS ON YOUTUBE I WAS THIS CLOSE TO CRY BUT SOMEHOW I KNEW IT ISN’T TRUE ;)
    PEOPLE SERIOUSLY YOU’RE ANNOYING WITH ALL THOSE CRAPS SAYING THAT CELEBRITIES DIED OR WHATEVAA JUST GROW UP OR GET A LIFEE

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