“Bonnie Tyler dead 2020” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

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

News of singer Bonnie Tyler’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2020 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 Total Eclipse of the Heart is alive and well.

UPDATE 27/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Bonnie Tyler death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Bonnie Tyler’ 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 Sunday (October 25, 2020), our beloved singer Bonnie Tyler passed away. Bonnie Tyler was born on June 8, 1951 in Swansea. 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 69-year-old singer 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 Bonnie Tyler's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (67%) of respondents think those Bonnie Tyler death rumors are not funny anymore.

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

On Monday (October 26) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Bonnie Tyler 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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