“Bonnie Raitt dead 2014” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Bonnie Raitt is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of singer Bonnie Raitt’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for her hits I Can't Make You Love Me or Something to Talk About is alive and well.

UPDATE 30/10/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Bonnie Raitt death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Bonnie Raitt’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American singer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (October 28, 2014), our beloved singer Bonnie Raitt passed away. Bonnie Raitt was born on November 8, 1949 in Burbank. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 64-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Bonnie Raitt's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (88%) of respondents think those Bonnie Raitt death rumors are not funny anymore.

Bonnie Raitt Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (October 29) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Bonnie Raitt is not dead. “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 expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved singer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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