News of singer Teyana Taylor’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 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 hit song Google Me is alive and well.
UPDATE 02/08/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Teyana Taylor death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Teyana Taylor’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American singer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (July 31, 2021), our beloved singer Teyana Taylor passed away. Teyana Taylor was born on December 10, 1990 in New York. 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 30-year-old singer, songwriter, rapper 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 American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Teyana Taylor's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (82%) of respondents think those Teyana Taylor death rumors are not funny anymore.
Teyana Taylor Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (August 01) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Teyana Taylor 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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