News of singer Diana Ross’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2022 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for hit songs like Endless Love or Upside Down is alive and well.
Diana Ross death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Diana Ross’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American singer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (December 17, 2022), our beloved singer Diana Ross passed away. Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944 in Detroit. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 78-year-old singer was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Diana Ross’ stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (91%) of respondents think those Diana Ross death rumors are not funny anymore.
Diana Ross Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (December 18) the singer’s reps officially confirmed that Diana Ross is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved singer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
Is Diana Ross Still Alive or Dead?
Diana Ross is very much alive and still touring. In May 2022 she released a single Turn Up the Sunshine. In June 2022 she appeared as the final act at the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
She is fit and strong at 78 years old.
What is Diana Ross Net Worth?
American music icon and film star Diana Ross is worth an estimated $250 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. Former member of the 1960s girl group The Supremes Diana Ross has had a phenomenally successful solo career.