This week, fans all across the world were shocked to learn that the singer Lana Del Rey had passed away. The March 2023 rumor was the latest in a long line of fake celebrity death reports, however, it has now been debunked as a hoax. Luckily, the musician who rose to fame with the release of Born to Die is still with us.
Fake News of Lana Del Rey’s Death Spreads on Facebook
On Thursday, a Facebook page titled “R.I.P. Lana Del Rey” garnered nearly a million ‘likes,’ fueling rumors of the singer’s purported death. Visitors to the “About” page were offered a plausible explanation for the American singer’s untimely demise:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (March 23, 2023), our beloved singer Lana Del Rey passed away. Lana Del Rey was born on June 21, 1986, in New York. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
As soon as the news of the death of the talented 36-year-old singer and composer spread, hundreds of fans began leaving notes of condolence on the Facebook page. The usual death hoax panic ensued on Twitter.
While some admirers took the tweet at face value, others were naturally cautious in light of the recent spate of hoaxes reporting the deaths of celebrities. Some people pointed out that the story hadn’t been covered by any major American network, which would be unusual for a celebrity death like Lana Del Rey’s.
According to a survey performed by the Celebrity Post, 81% of people no longer find the death rumors surrounding Lana Del Rey to be humorous.
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Despite Death Rumors Lana Del Rey Has Been Confirmed to Be “Alive and Well”
On Friday (March 24), representatives for the singer made it official that Lana Del Rey is alive and well. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
Some fans have voiced disgust at the phony story stating it was risky, disturbing, and cruel to supporters of the greatly loved musician. Some have seen this as evidence of her worldwide fame.
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