“Katy Perry dead 2014” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Katy Perry is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of singer Katy Perry’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 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 hit song I Kissed a Girl is alive and well.

UPDATE 17/09/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Katy Perry death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Katy Perry’ 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 Monday (September 15, 2014), our beloved singer Katy Perry passed away. Katy Perry was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara. 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 29-year-old singer, songwriter and actress 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 Katy Perry's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (68%) of respondents think those Katy Perry death rumors are not funny anymore.

Katy Perry Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (September 16) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Katy Perry 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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