Miley Cyrus Is Victim of Overdose Death Hoax
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Miley Cyrus Is Victim of Overdose Death Hoax

Another day, another death hoax.

Miley Cyrus is a survivor of many false death claims, including one back in 2008 saying she was hit by a drunk driver. But, unfortunately, you never know when the next Cory Monteith, Whitney Houston, Philip Seymour Hoffman shocker might be coming, so you can't blame some fans for freaking out when they hear of a new death rumor.

That happened again with a recent Internet hoax claiming the "Wrecking Ball" singer had died.

According to The Epoch Times, the post read, “{SHOCKING) Miley Cyrus Found Dead in Her Los Angeles Home! Country singer Miley Cyrus found overdosed this afternoon in her Los Angeles home.”

Your first clue that it's fake is to call Miley a "Country singer." Please!

As Epoch Times described it, the hoax was designed to spread surveys to make money for the scammers who posted it. If you hit the post you're taken to a website designed to look like Facebook. Fans are encouraged to share the page, which helps to spread the scam.

It's now Sunday afternoon (July 20) and Miley hasn't tweeted anything since July 18 — which shouldn't be taken to mean the scam was true, it wasn’t, but her social media absence left some fans feeling nervous. Hopefully she’s just out there living her life, oblivious to the latest hoax.

Sources: The Epoch Times, Gossip Cop

07.20.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
Related: Miley Cyrus, Celebrity Deaths, Music, News, Rumor Mill

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