Miley Cyrus fans were shocked to hear that their favorite performer was rumored to be dead. According to Softpedia, a Facebook post showed a video of Miley allegedly dead on a bed, surrounded by pills and a pill bottle. It implied that Miley had died from a drug overdose.
While the post may have looked legit, it was just a hoax and most true Miley fans were aware of it a short time after viewing the video.
The video is actually a clip from the music video Blonde Super Freak Steals the Magic Brain featuring Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips.
Not only was the video a hoax, it was created to get shares and page views. Anyone interested in seeing the video of a dead Miley Cyrus, had to click on it, share it and complete a survey in order to watch it. This caused the video to spread over social networks quickly by those who didn’t quickly identify the video as a hoax.
What kind of sick freak would try and ruin my life by saying Miley cyrus died!?
— destyne snow (@DestyneSnow) November 9, 2014
My life is over. Miley Cyrus died of drug overdose today.
— wait, what? (@05_ellison) November 8, 2014
Apparently Miley Cyrus had an overdose?
— Lys (@_Heartlys_a) November 6, 2014
People on my facebook are sharing an article that Miley Cyrus just died some of u need to chill out it's crazy
— Montgomery (@montgomeryboone) November 8, 2014
This isn’t the first Miley Cyrus death hoax to hit the Internet. Earlier this year a hoax claimed that Miley was found dead in her apartment.
Many celebrities have been the victims of death hoaxes, and these hoaxes can sometimes seem very believable.
Miley hasn’t made a statement about the hoax, but it is likely she is just joking and laughing about it.
Did you fall for the hoax?