Miley Cyrus seems to be the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax that is making the Internet lose its mind.
The 22 year old singer’s fake death was the subject of a viral Internet post by a fake news website called Action News 3.
The site (which we won’t link to) is not an actual news organization and seems to be run by a shell company in Arizona that also runs other shady website including the now defunct mugshotsworld.com.
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The site sure made it sound convincing though:
“Miley Cyrus’ lifeless body was found by her entourage in a bathtub at her Hollywood home on Wednesday, authorities revealed. Los Angeles investigators are trying to determine the cause of death,” the fake news site claimed. “Officials refused to comment on reports that the famed actress/singer drowned from a prescription pill overdose. They have, however, made it clear that there were no signs of foul play.”
The site used fake quotes from a LA police officer and even gave a very specific time of death- 2:17 PM PST. (Do you really think you wouldn’t have heard of Miley’s death by now if it were true?)
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