News of drummer Meg White’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, White Stripes drummer is alive and well.
UPDATE 23/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Meg White death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the drummer’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Meg White’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American drummer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (January 21, 2021), our beloved drummer Meg White passed away. Meg White was born on December 10, 1974 in Grosse Pointe Farms. 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 46-year-old drummer 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 drummer of Meg White's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (79%) of respondents think those Meg White death rumors are not funny anymore.
Meg White Death Hoax Dismissed Since Drummer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Friday (January 22) the drummer's reps officially confirmed that Meg White 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 drummer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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