LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Tamra Barney is not dead, says Barney herself. Tamra Barney false death reports surfaced online today, prompting the reality TV star to re-tweet the reports of her recent “death”. The fake death report listed “Tamara” Barney as an “actress”.
This morning, Tamra Barney told fans and news that she is not dead (and that her name is not “Tamara” either). Barney last season on Real Housewives of OC was seen acting up on holiday. But she wasn’t in Turks and Caicos this week, as a false death report claims.
“Actress Tamara Barney died while on a personal vacation in Turks and Caicos early this morning from injuries sustained in a Jet-Ski accident – November 8, 2011″. While the death report is false, it might give Bravo a new storyline for the upcoming season of Real Housewives of OC.
In recent seasons, OC Housewives have used online news reports as the basis of many of their storylines. While the Housewives often blame each other for false reports, today’s death report is not the doing of another notable cast member. It’s the result of the same infamous website that has “killed” off everyone from Adam Sandler to David Guetta in recent weeks.
As reported recently on LALATE, the website most frequently takes music celebrities and reports their fake deaths on a fabricated Route 80. Then it takes film stars like Adam Sandler and kills them off in snowboarding accidents or skiing crashes.
But with reality TV stars, the storyline apparently is jet-skiing accidents. Most recently listed dead by fake jet-ski accidents are Scott Baio and Rebecca Black. But today, Tamra Barney shares company with Sammy Hagar and Jennifer Lopez; both have also been erroneously reported dead in the same fake jet-ski crash.
Barney tells fans “for those of you that have been asking, I am very much alive.” Barney later added “I guess I better call my mom before she starts freaking out…she is one of those that believes everything she reads.”