The internet is a funny place. If you are looking for weird or bizarre, this place will never disappoint you! Though sometimes people often cross the line and make things pretty uncomfortable.
One such example of a macabre sense of humor is spreading death hoax of celebrities. One of the victims of such faux news is Betty White.
Who Was Betty White?
Betty Marion White Ludden is often regarded as America’s sweetheart. She has been a part of a number of movies and even if you have not heard of her before, you would have surely remembered her from 'The Proposal.' The funny actress gave a tough competition to Ryan Reynolds.
Betty White was born on 17th January 1922 and the actress is 95 years old. What's the most amazing part about her, is that all these years she has still not lost her pizza and continues to be a part of movies and TV shows. Her most prominent role still remains to be Rose Nylund in 'Golden Girls'.
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Is Betty White Still Alive?
The good news for all her fans is that Betty White is healthy and kicking it. She is not dead and at the rate that she is going there is a fat chance that she might outlive us all. So your questions that ‘did betty white die’ can rest easy. The popular actress was prey to the ongoing hoax but in the case of Betty, the story was far more interesting. A popular satirical website called the Empire News published what is famously known as a ‘punning article’. The article was trying to tell that Betty White is not really a natural blonde and dyes her hair in the privacy of her home and made it sound like she is dead. The headline read ‘Betty White Dyes Peacefully in Her Los Angeles Home’. The readers who read it got confused and paying no attention to the fact that it is a satirical website or on the homophone die/dye, they jumped to their own conclusions. News spreads like fire on the internet and the result was that most people thought that Betty White is dead.
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The article was obviously a spoof not unlike the other fake news items that the website publishes. Though all thanks to social media sites like the twitter, the news spread like wildfire and condolences started to pour in from all over the world. The fans of Betty White were more prepared for an apocalypse then seeing their favorite actress die. Finally, the actress had to swat away the rumors by posting an image of herself at the 'The Late Late Show With James Corden'. She assured her fans that she is well and not dead.
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Betty White’s Net Worth
It might surprise you to know that the funny star is quite a rich one as well. She has a net worth of $45 million. She has worked for a really long time and has her name in the Guinness book of world record for "Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (Female).
Were you also shocked by this fake rumor just as much as we were? Well, if you want to read about unusual deaths, so check out how Hitler and Houdini died. Share your feedback in the comment box below.
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