SHE IS the lovable talk show host who became a household name with starring roles in films like Sister Act and Made in America.
But Whoopi Goldberg fans got a shock this week when a bizarre rumor circulated around the internet claiming that she had died.
Why is Whoopi Goldberg Dead trending?
Rumors of Whoopi Goldberg’s death are false.
She seems to be the latest celebrity to fall victim to a salacious celebrity death rumor.
People trying to verify the rumors on Google themselves after seeing false information online.
A Facebook page “RIP Whoopi Goldberg” received almost a million likes with the “About” section claiming that she died on August 15.
Hundreds of well-wishers flocked to offer their condolences, while people posted their sadness on their own pages, only spreading the misinformation further.
Where did the rumors come from?
One article seems to have sparked concern after being headlined: “Woopi Goldberg is Dead or Alive? What happened?”
In the written piece, Whoopi’s health is not mentioned at all.
The story is actually about her relationship with her granddaughter, Amara Skye.
A number of well-known figures have been gripped by harmful misinformation claiming they have passed away.
The TV presenter’s representatives officially confirmed that Whoopi did not die.
They said: “She joins the long list of celebrities who have fallen victim to this hoax.
“She’s still alive and fine, stop believing what you see on the internet.”
Who is Whoopi Goldberg?
Whoopi Goldberg is an American television host, comedian, actress and author.
She was born Caryn Elaine Johnson on November 13, 1955.
The talented performer is one of 17 entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Tony Award and is known in the creative industries as EGOT.
She has also received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Her incredible humor was showcased in her 1983 one-woman spook show, Whoopi Goldberg, which made it to Broadway.
As an actress, she has starred in The Color Purple, Ghost, Sister Act, Ghosts of Mississippi and Clara’s Heart, while providing her voice in The Lion King and Toy Story 3.
Today you can catch her on The View as a talk show host.
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