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Betty White death rumors hit Twitter: Readers fooled social media sharing

Betty White is going to be hopping mad when she hears that some fans think she is dead. The accomplished entertainer is the latest victim of a death hoax by a satire website and the inaccurate information has been shared all over the world. According to Gossip Cop on Wednesday, the fans have misread the article thinking the star is no longer alive.

Betty White speaks onstage at TV Land's Legends Of TV Land Panel during the 2014 Comic Con International Convention at Hilton Bayfront
Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for TV Land

The viewers of the article obviously have jumped to conclusions on the inaccurate information. The article features an alleged quote from Betty White about dyeing her hair blonde all of these years, but is says nothing about the actress no longer living. The difference isn't quick to spot and people apparently are sharing the information before realizing they have been tricked.

The Orlando Sentinel reported the confusion by the fake news and the wordplay in the headline had fans very sad on Twitter. Mixing up the words “dye” with “die,” people didn't realizethe article was satire before it started trending around the world. Sharing a quote from the actress, the fans made the mistake of thinking the star wasn't talking about fixing her hair.

Over the past 12 hours, fans have been offering up condolences and sharing stories about the actress, people seemed to have heartfelt messages about the actress and how she impacted their lives. The good news is Betty White isn't dead, so fans can tell the 92-year-old actress how she has changed their lives without getting teary-eyed and sad. It is great to confirm that Betty White isn't dead!

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