“Karen Elson dead 2021” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Karen Elson is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of singer Karen Elson’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2021 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 album The Ghost Who Walks is alive and well.

UPDATE 25/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Karen Elson death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (January 23, 2021), our beloved singer Karen Elson passed away. Karen Elson was born on January 14, 1979 in Oldham. 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 42-year-old singer, songwriter and model 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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Karen Elson's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (64%) of respondents think those Karen Elson death rumors are not funny anymore.

Karen Elson Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Sunday (January 24) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Karen Elson 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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