Mariah Carey Victim of Death Hoax
By Daniel Gates | 5:50 pm, June 19th, 2012
Mariah Carey is the victim of a major death hoax spreading rapidly thanks to a number of prank Twitter messages.
The singer was falsely said to have been “found dead” in tweets attributed to @BET, @TMZ, @CNN__TV and other outlets. It is 100% false. Carey is alive and well. In the case of the supposed “CNN” report, the Twitter alert was sent via a totally fake account that’s not affiliated with the real CNN — and has since been deactivated.
The @BET and @TMZ “tweets” were never actually sent by those organizations. In actuality, random users just falsely “retweeted” messages made to look like they came from those legit sources. It’s a sick, completely bogus story. Gossip Cop hopes these death hoaxes die out soon.