Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Trending News

Justin Bieber Dies In Car Accident?: Singer Becomes the Victim of an Internet Death Hoax

Travelers Today       By    Karen Fredrickson

Updated: Aug 05, 2013 11:55 AM EDT

Text Size: A A A

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is the victim of a celebrity death hoax that is spreading on Twitter.(Photo : Reuters)

The celebrity death hoaxes just keep on coming, and the latest victim is Justin Bieber, who crashed his Ferrari, according to Twitter. He follows in the footsteps of many famous people, fake dying in a car crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell, New Mexico.  Another victim of this same hoax was Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys who fake died on the same highway, as did Justin Timberlake. In actuality, all of them are alive and well.

Share This Story

The story of Beiber's death has been reported on a web site called Global Associated News, which often creates news stories that report the deaths of famous people, all of which are hoaxes, as the site is not a real news site.

The site even went so far as to post a photograph of an overturned vehicle next to a photograph of Timberlake in an attempt to fool readers who may not have noticed that the site is fake.

The site uses the exact same story it has used for previous hoaxes.

"He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident and was identified by photo ID found on his body," the site reads. "Highway Safety Investigators have told reporters that Justin Bieber lost control while driving a friend's vehicle on Interstate 80 and rolled the vehicle several times killing him instantly."

The site goes on to say that he was driving at excessive speeds and that witnesses saw him cross the double yellow line and hit the divider.

The hoax also spread through social media networks, where people are retweeting a link that says Beiber died by crashing his Ferrari. When the link is clicked, it takes you to a page that says "RT to scare some girls."

If it's intended to be some sort of public service announcement, it's certainly eye-catching, but likely to spread just the headline with the fake story.

This death hoax is just the latest in a long line of hoaxes that have claimed the "deaths" of Katy PerryKristen Stewart, Justin TimberlakeAmanda Bynes, Hillary Clinton, Bill Cosby, Angelina Jolie, Nelson Mandela and Adam Sandler, among others.

© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips


Five Tips for Parents Travelling with Kids

Travelling with kids can be a real burden. Lighten up your load. Check this article out.


Travel Tips from Experienced Travellers

Learn the best travel tips from people who have spent most of their lives exploring the beauty of the world.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular


Chile Earthquake: Seeing the Brighter Side

A photographer affiliated with REUTERS has captured a rare moment: a guy trying to see the brighter side of the Chile earthquake.


What to Do in Australia

Australia is one of the best places to visit any time of the year. It has so much to offer its guests and visitors. Whether you are traveling to Australia or jsut want to explore more of your own place, here is a checklist for you.

REUTERS/Carlos Vera

Chile Earthquake Kills Five People, Triggers Tsunami

The people of Chile are still terrified as aftershocks continued to shake buildings. Power outage is also experienced in some areas affected by the earthquake.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter