“Corinne Bailey Rae dead 2014” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Corinne Bailey Rae is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of singer Corinne Bailey Rae’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 Put Your Records On or Like a Star is alive and well.

UPDATE 25/10/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Corinne Bailey Rae death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Corinne Bailey Rae’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the British singer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (October 23, 2014), our beloved singer Corinne Bailey Rae passed away. Corinne Bailey Rae was born on February 26, 1979 in Leeds. 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 35-year-old singer and songwriter 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 British network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Corinne Bailey Rae's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (83%) of respondents think those Corinne Bailey Rae death rumors are not funny anymore.

Corinne Bailey Rae Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (October 24) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Corinne Bailey Rae 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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