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Miley Cyrus Death Hoax Claiming Drug Overdose Worries Singer's Fans

By    |   Monday, 21 Jul 2014 03:14 PM

Miley Cyrus is the latest death hoax victim in an Internet spam campaign that claims the young singer died of a drug overdose, but she's alive and well.

This death hoax was a bit different than most in that it wasn't a false report or rumor, it was a scam posted on Facebook designed to get people to click through "and spread online surveys to make money," MTV Australia reported.

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The scam shows a photo of Cyrus looking ill and surrounded by pills — and image taken from her music video for "Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain" — and pairs it with the headline, "{SHOCKING!} Miley Cyrus Found Dead in Her Los Angeles Home!"

But the controversial starlet is alive and well, a source confirmed to Hollywood Life, adding that, "Miley is just laying low and hanging out with her new dog and just relaxing. She is aware of the death hoax and thought it was actually pretty funny. By not responding, she thinks it is that much more of a joke because people are continuing to believe it."

Cyrus hasn't posted online for a few days, a fact that did worry the social media-savvy singer's followers.

Cyrus was nominated three days ago for the top Video Music Awards honor and is up against Beyonce for the title, as well as Iggy Azalea, Pharrell Williams, and Sia.

She's not the first person killed off by a death hoax, and almost certainly won't be the last. Just this year, others reported dead who are still alive include Subway's Jared, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and rapper 50 Cent.

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