Miley Cyrus was the victim of yet another of those famous death hoaxes this weekend after a link was spread around Facebook claiming she had overdosed at her home. She’s alive and well, and to prove it she got topless in the desert for Instagram.
The link included a photo of the singer surrounded by pills, which was actually a still taken from a video she recently did with The Flaming Lips. A “source” close to Cyrus told a gossip site that she was very aware of the hoax and was choosing to ignore it.
“Miley is just laying low and hanging out with her new dog and just relaxing. She is aware of the death hoax and thought it was actually pretty funny. By not responding, she thinks it is that much more of a joke because people are continuing to believe it,” the source said.
Cyrus has reportedly joked that the death hoax means she’s having a “Beatles moment”, a reference to an old hoax about Paul McCartney, but her fans were clearly disturbed when the news began making its way around the web.
Please stop saying Miley Cyrus is dead, she's not
— McKenzie (@ForeverMcKenzie) July 20, 2014
All over my Facebook it's saying miley cyrus found dead in her house I no it's not true but I'm sort of freaking out
— Phoebe Loves Miley (@pfcphoebe) July 20, 2014
My brother just came into my room and said Miley cyrus was dead,and I cried imedietley! Who knew apparently Id be real emosh if she died!
— Age (@AdriannaBrowne1) July 20, 2014
Cyrus has still not commented on the rumors, but her Instagram account speaks for itself.
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