Fake news claim: Yet another celebrity death hoax is making a headline, this time legendary singer Celine Dion death news is viral on the web.

Examples of viral posts in circulation on Social Media like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.


Facts Check: Death Hoax

News Verification: The claims of this post are not true. Celine Dion is alive and well. There is no news of her death on any news channels across the world.

A website toptrending has posted this news with a video. The video is nothing but clickbait to generate more shares on Facebook. 

The website was created just a few days ago, it claims that Canadian music icon Celine Dion died in a plane crash, without providing details. This post has been shared by more than thousands of times on the web. The video is just a cut, copy, paste and altered news segment from CNN’s New Day news show,

Just a few seconds after the video is played, a message comes to uncover, “Warning: This video may show graphic content (18+), Share to continue watching.” This message has nothing to do with the continuity of the video. You only end up sharing the article on the Facebook page, indirectly users are forced to share the link on Facebook..



Death hoax of celebrity is easy ways for many small websites to get more page views and many times steal your personal information.

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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