Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Rihanna dead? Rihanna death hoax takes over Facebook

See also

Is Rihanna dead? No, the "Monster" singer is not dead despite what you might have read on Facebook. On Jan. 25, The Epoch Times confirmed that Rihanna is alive and well in Brazil. The "death photo" that is circulating online is the one that TMZ obtained a few years ago -- after RiRi's violent fight with then-boyfriend, Chris Brown. The photo shows Rihanna's face all beaten and bruised with her eyes closed -- which makes the pic a perfect death hoax photo.

However, most people have seen that picture of Rihanna before and many realized that it was not a recent photo of her dead body.

Rihanna was not found dead after being raped despite what some outlets have been reporting based on the fake news information on Facebook. When users click the "link" that is attached to the old Rihanna photo, they are taken to a site that sort of resembles YouTube. They are then asked to verify their age and then to participate in a survey according to The Epoch Times.

It's unknown if a virus of any kind is associated with the death hoax link but it is advised that users don't click the link or type in any information.

Rihanna is not dead and that's all people need to know. Hopefully the bad link stops circulating and this rumor goes away quickly.

© Effie Orfanides 2014


Arts & Entertainment

  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin continue to be weird with an official breakup ceremony
    Today's Buzz
  • Pharrell
    From Snoop Dogg to Pharrell, these special guests at Coachella gave fans quite the surprise
    Music Buzz
  • George Kotsiopoulos
    'Fashion Police' host George Kotsiopoulos dishes on dressing like a star and more
    Celebrity Q&A
  • Credit cards
    Find out why a man named God is suing a credit rating agency
    Pop Culture
  • Kate Upton
    Kate Upton isn't happy with the one part of her body that most men dream about
    Celebrity Buzz
  • Johnny Depp
    Johnny Depp has been subpoenaed to testify in a bizarre murder trial involving a limo driver

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!