Celine Dion Death Hoax: ‘RIP’ Postings Debunked After Singer Appears on NBC

By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
October 29, 2013 3:46 pm Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:18 pm

Celine Dion death hoax rumors can now be put to rest after the Canadian singer appeared on NBC’s “Today” show and “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on Monday. In recent days, two fake Facebook posts saying she died in a plane crash or car accident were circulated.

The fake postings claim to be from CNN and Fox News, saying “R.I.P. Celine Dion 1968 – 2013?” and claims she died in a plane crash, and “Her heart will go on? Celine Dion died in a car accident.” However, these apps request that the user share them to proliferate.

About.com reported that the apps gain access to users’ Facebook accounts and information about their friends lists. 

In March 2012, she was subjected to a death hoax on Twitter.

Other celebrities like Eddie Murphy, Justin Bieber, and even “Chumlee” from “Pawn Stars” have been subjected to death hoaxes. Some merely originate from Facebook or Twitter, but some are generated by fake news websites including Global Associated Content.

On Jimmy Fallon’s show Monday, Dion sang “Loved Me Back” and on “Today,” she sang “Somebody Loves Somebody.”