Celebrity deaths are naturally, a very sad state of affairs. Celebrity death hoax are sad for a whole other reason…
That reason is: what sort of sicko gets a kick out of reporting false information that somebody has died?
Hoax celebrity death’s are becoming a lot more common, especially in the rise of ‘fake news’. Sylvester Stallone has been another man who has fallen victim to such false claims.
And now Dame Shirley Bassey has been on the receiving end of these weird articles that gain a lot of traction online.
At a Manfred Mann concert in Cardiff, lead singer Mike D’Abo told the crowds that he had heard Shirley Bassey had died, and that his thoughts were with the late singer. According to D’Abo, he had had a phone call telling him the singer had passed away.
The audience were heard to gasp. Their native Welsh singer had sadly passed away. News soon spread across social media that the star had died.
A spokesperson for Bassey quickly told WalesOnline that the singer was still very much ‘alive and kicking’. They also stated that the rumours were ‘completely false’ and that such rumours were ‘unfair’ to fans.
Other stars, such as Big Brother’s Rebekah Shelton, had to deny that they had died. In Shelton’s case, her Twitter had been hacked, and many news outlets reported she had died.
Bassey is currently working in London.