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Rihanna Is NOT Dead

Outline
Social media messages claim that popular singer Rihanna has died in a plane crash.



Analysis
The claims in the messages are untrue. Rihanna is alive and well.

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Last updated: 11th January 2012
First published: 11th January 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


Example
Sad News Once Again, Singer and Songwriter RIHANNA passed away some Hours ago in a Plane crash on her way to Germany to shoot her new music video... Our Prayers and Condolences go out to her Family! Pass This message on So that people would know how short life is and that fame and fortune can't buy you life. RIP

RIHANNA death hoax





Detailed Analysis

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Rihanna
According to messages that are currently circulating rapidly via Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, singing star Rihanna has been killed in a plane crash.

However, the claims in the messages are untrue. Rihanna is alive and well.

Celebrity page Gossip Cop has reported on the story noting that "Rihanna is the victim of a death hoax" and that the death rumour is "100% false". And Gather.com confirms her "aliveness".

Moreover, the star herself has been posting on her own social networks since her supposed demise.

And this is not the first time that the star has supposedly died. In August 2011, rumours were circulating that claimed that Rihanna had died in a car accident.

In fact, the messages are just more incarnations in a long, sorry line of absurd celebrity death hoaxes that have circulated via email and social networks for many years.

If you receive a message claiming that a famous person has died, it is wise to take the time to verify the claim via a reputable news source before sending it on. If the death really happened it will certainly be well covered by the mainstream media and stories about the death should be easily locatable via a Google News search.



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References
Rihanna Victim of Death Hoax
Rihanna Not Dead: Latest Hoax Victim
Celebrity Hoaxes
Is Rihanna dead?

Last updated: 11th January 2012
First published: 11th January 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer