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Harry Styles Dead? Internet Hoax Claims One Direction Star Died in a Car Crash

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Feb 16, 2014 03:29 PM EST

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Harry Styles is dead. At least that's what the Internet is saying. However the One Direction star did not die. He's just the victim on an Internet death hoax. Harry Styles is just fine.

A report surfaced this week which claims Styles died in a car crash. The report by Global Associated News reads, "Harry Styles died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident and was identified by photo ID found on his body. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in this accident - February 16, 2014.

Highway Safety Investigators have told reporters that Harry Styles lost control while driving a friend's vehicle on Interstate 80 and rolled the vehicle several times killing him instantly.

The vehicle was believed to have been traveling at approximately 95 miles per hour in a 55mph zone at the time of the accident.

Witnesses have stated that Harry Styles's car crossed the double lines several times prior to the accident and hit the center lane divider causing the vehicle to flip and roll."

The report is fake. Global Associated News created death reports from a generator.  A note at the bottom of the site reads, "FAKE... 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. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank 'non-specific' template for the purpose of entertainment."

Styles isn't dead.

Despite the report begin false, some fans who came across the rumor took to Twitter to question  the loss of the pop star. Some examples of tweets include:

"Why is everyone saying that @Harry_Styles has died in a car crash?"

"this thing about @Harry_Styles dying in a car crash today better be fake or im
gonna freaking cry"

"And then say that you have died allegedly of a 'car crash' you can yourself tell me that it's not true :( i can't imagine :("

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