Reba McEntire shoots down death hoax: 'I am alive and kicking!'
Reba McEntire "did not fall off a mountain" despite what a celebrity death hoax generator website claimed on January 31.
The 56-year-old singer and actress was the victim of a death hoax by a fake report featured on a site called Global Associated News which claimed she fell to her death while filming a movie in Austria.
However, a declaimer at the bottom of the page in small print reads, "THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! This is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! This story was dynamically generated using a generic 'template' and is not factual."
The disclaimer didn't stop people from Tweeting the news and sharing it on Facebook, which might have forced the star to deny the rumors herself.
"There is a rumor going around that I died after falling off a mountain in Austria yesterday while shooting a movie," McEntire wrote on her Say.ly page on January 31. "While I would love to be shooting a movie in Austria, I definitely did not fall off a mountain! Nor am I dead! I am alive and kicking!!! "
A similar statement on her official Facebook page has over 800 comments and 8,000 likes as of this writing.
McEntire recently released her 34th album, "All the Women I Am," in November 2012 and scored her 35th no.1 hit single "Turn On The Radio" in December 2010. She was inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in March 2011.