Reba McEntire is the latest celebrity to fall victim to a death hoax that spread through the Internet on Monday. But do not worry, country fans, because the Queen of Country is alive. the whole thing was one big misunderstanding. someone just forgot to read the fine print.
On Monday, the Global associated News posted an article announcing of Reba’s death:
“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.”
What someone forgot to read was the fine print at the bottom of the website’s page, where it clearly states that the whole story is “100% FAKE.” the tiny box also reads, “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!”
It’s unfortunate that they have to pronounce someone dead to entertain the public, and gain attention. still, fans believed the news and didn’t take it very well. Reba’s Facebook page and Twitter account are flooded with pleas, asking if the story is false. still, no statement has been issued confirming she’s not dead, but then again, all we have to do is read the fine print.
Let’s just take this as another celebrity death hoax. It’s not the first, and certainly won’t be the last. Just last week, Cher was pronounced dead, and that too was a hoax.
Who will be pronounced dead next?