It’s been a rough few weeks for celebrities. Just days after the death of David Bowie, another beloved star has passed away- or has she? As it turns out, the ‘Whoopi Goldberg dead’ trending topic on social media is nothing more than a hoax. But what would cause people to spread such an unsubstantiated rumor? Read to know more….
Why is ‘R.I.P Whoopi Goldberg Dead’ Trending?
Sadly, it appears that Whoopi Goldberg is the latest celebrity to fall victim to a celebrity death hoax. The rumor seems to have originated on a Facebook page called “R.I.P Whoopi Goldberg,” which claimed that she had passed away on August 15.
The page quickly gained almost one million likes, as hundreds of well-wishers shared their condolences. However, the rumor is untrue and Whoopi Goldberg is very much alive. This just goes to show how easily misinformation can spread online, and highlights the importance of being skeptical of everything you read on the internet.
Where did the Rumor come from?
In recent months, a number of celebrities have been the target of death hoaxes. The latest victim is actress and television host Whoopi Goldberg.
Earlier this week, an article appeared online with the headline “Whoopi Goldberg is dead or still alive? What’s happened?”
The article sparked concern among Goldberg’s fans, but it is important to note that the story does not mention her health at all. Instead, it talks about her relationship with her granddaughter, Amara Skye.
While it is possible that the article was simply intended to be harmless clickbait, it underscores the dangers of misinformation. In a time when fake news stories can spread like wildfire, it is more important than ever to be skeptical of everything you read online.
About Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedian, and talk show host. She has been nominated for an Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award. Goldberg is best known for her role in the movie Sister Act, for her work on the television show The View, and for her appearances on the comedy circuit. Despite the recent rumors, Goldberg is very much alive and well.