“Olivia Newton-John dead 2014” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Olivia Newton-John is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of singer Olivia Newton-John’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 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 role in Grease is alive and well.

UPDATE 29/11/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Olivia Newton-John death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (November 27, 2014), our beloved singer Olivia Newton-John passed away. Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge. 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 66-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 Australian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Olivia Newton-John's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (84%) of respondents think those Olivia Newton-John death rumors are not funny anymore.

Olivia Newton-John Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (November 28) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Olivia Newton-John 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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