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Celebrity Death Hoax: Actress Betty White Passed Away (R.I.P) 2014

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Celebrity Death Hoax: Actress Betty White Passed Away (R.I.P) 2014

The Facebook hoax below, which claims that Betty White died of a heart attack, is another reason why we should not use social networking websites as our news sources. Betty White is alive and has not died. Whenever something dramatic or depressing like the death of someone is posted on social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter, please verify it with a reputable news website before posting, sharing, commenting or liking anything on these websites.

The Betty White Death Hoaxes

The Betty White Death Hoax

“At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (February 19, 2014), our beloved actress Betty White passed away. Betty White was born on January 17, 1922 in Oak Park. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

The Betty White Death Hoax

“At 7 pm. PST on 10/11/12, our beloved comedian passed away due to a heart attack. Betty was born on Jan. 17, 1922. Betty will be missed but not forgotten.”
Located on Facebook at:

R.I.P Betty White
88 likes · 2 talking about this
Please help us to remember this prominent figure and great comedian and actress has recently passed away.
Located on Facebook at: pages/RIP-Betty-White/283695701745011

Here are two more fake Facebook pages created to take advantage of this hoax:

  • pages/RIP-Betty-White/219971778027890
  • pages/RIP-Betty-White/646424712072361

These fake pages have tricked thousands of Betty White fans into posting messages of condolences.

This is an attempt by the page administrators to exploit a celebrity death hoax for the sake of getting a lot of likes, therefore making the Facebook page popular.

Her representatives officially confirmed that she is not dead. The actress, who was born in 1922, celebrated her 92nd birthday in January.

So, if you were tricked into sharing this hoax, please remove all posts, comments or “likes” of it from your Facebook Timeline or Wall. This will help prevent this hoax from spreading to other social networking users.

This celebrity death hoax is similar to the Celine Dion, Will Smith,Shaggy, Rapper Eminem, Jackie Chan, Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus and Angelina Jolie hoaxes.

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  • Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago by an anonymous user from Brecon, United Kingdom:

    I think people need to grow up and stop making up stories that celebrities have died. Those people need to get a life and shut the hell up. Those people are sick and twisted. Maybe, just maybe, celebrities need to make fun of them being dead. How would they feel; pretty upset.