News of singer Sheena Easton’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 9 to 5 is alive and well.
UPDATE 30/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Sheena Easton death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Sheena Easton’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Scottish singer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (October 28, 2020), our beloved singer Sheena Easton passed away. Sheena Easton was born on April 27, 1959 in Bellshill. 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 61-year-old singer 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 Scottish network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Sheena Easton's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 55% still think false Sheena Easton death rumors are funny.
Sheena Easton Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Thursday (October 29) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Sheena Easton 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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