A report claiming that singer Beyoncé Knowles' died from "excessive bleeding" has gone viral on social media. However, the report is fake as the singer is alive and doing well.
The fake reports claimed that Beyoncé died during her performance at the Tidal X: 1015 concert in Brooklyn after she sustained a cut on her ear from her ponytail. The fake death report even said that the singer died at 11 am on October 15. Several believed the rumours, as there was not even a single post from the singer to slam the fake report.
Furthermore, a Facebook page titled "R.I.P. Beyonce" made several of her fans believe that the singer has allegedly died. The Facebook page, which is just a scam, has received more than 1 million likes after claiming that Beyoncé died.
"At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (October 22, 2016), our beloved singer Beyoncé passed away. Beyoncé was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page."
However, turns out that the reports are fake and the singer is alive and doing fine. Beyoncé became a victim of a celebrity death hoax, which killed several other celebrities. Her rep has also dismissed the reports and said that she has become a new target of a death hoax.
"She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimised by this hoax. She's still alive and well," Beyoncé's reps confirmed revealed it to MediaMass.
While the reports of the singer bleeding after an ear injury is true, but the Lemonade singer had not died because of it. On October 15, during the performance her knee-length braided hair ripped her earlobe following which she started bleeding.
Celebrity death hoax
Celebrity death hoaxes have become a viral trend in social media. Several celebrities' names have emerged in the death hoax. Before Beyoncé, celebrities like Betty White, Brad Pitt, Michael Jordan, Tommy Chong and Jaden Smith became a target of the fake death reports.