Miley Cyrus Dead Hoax: Died in Drug Overdose Video Only a Scam

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
July 24, 2014 Updated: July 26, 2014

Miley Cyrus hasn’t died via a drug overdose at her home. A Facebook scam that’s gone viral says she had.

When one clicks on the Facebook post, they’re taken to a webiste that first asks users to share the content before progressing.

After that, they’re presented with surveys. The surveys are how the scammers make their money.

There’s no actual video.

The scam went viral over the weekend. Since then, Cyrus has been tweeting the whole time.

Cyrus was recently featured in Pharrell Williams’ video, “Come Get It Bae.”

According to Hollywood Life, “She is aware of the death hoax and thought it was actually pretty funny,” a source said. “By not responding, she thinks it is that much more of a joke because people are continuing to believe it.”


AP update: Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards with 8 nods  

NEW YORK (AP) — Doing a visual album has paid off for Beyonce: She’s the leading nominee at the MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV announced Thursday that Beyonce is up for eight moonman trophies, including video of the year for “Drunk in Love.” Iggy Azalea and Eminem are nominated for seven awards each.

Pharrell is the only male nominated for the top prize. Along with Beyonce, his “Happy” will compete with Azalea’s “Fancy,” Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball” and Sia’s “Chandelier” for video of the year.

Beyonce’s “Partition” is nominated for best female video and cinematography, while the Jay Z-featured “Drunk in Love” is up for best collaboration. Both songs are from Beyonce’s self-titled fifth album, which she released in surprise form last year with all of the tracks’ music videos.

“This album was a labor of love and she had such a vision of wanting to be able to tell the story of this album visually as well as audio,” said Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, general manager of Beyonce’s production house, Parkwood Entertainment. “She really, really set out to do something special in a visual medium.”

Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts,” a video displaying women’s body issues and insecurities, is nominated for best direction, editing and video with a social message.

Azalea is still riding high on the success of “Fancy,” which spent seven weeks on top of the Billboard charts and is nominated for best pop video and female video. The Australian performer will compete twice in both categories thanks to her other hit, the Ariana Grande smash “Problem.” The rapper is not nominated for best hip-hop video, though.

Eminem’s seven nominations include the latter and best male video, where he will compete with Pharrell, John Legend, Ed Sheeran and newcomer Sam Smith.

The VMAs will air live Aug. 24 from The Forum in Inglewood, California. Performers will include Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.