Reba McEntire was a victim of a recent death hoax that gave one relative a panic attack.
The same cookie cutter celebrity death hoax is still fooling people, and after one mislead person relayed news of country singer Reba McEntire’s supposed death to a nephew of hers, he went into a panic attack.
Last Friday on ‘The Talk’ Reba talked about her nephew Trevor’s, emotional reaction when he found out she had supposedly died, while he was getting gas.
“First time I heard of it my sister called me, my older sister Alice, and she said her son, Trevor, called her, just crying. And he said, ‘Ma is Ba OK?’ Because they call me Ba. And Alice said, ‘Well I guess, why?’ And he said, ‘Well I just walked into a Get-n-Go (convenience store) and these people were going, ‘Oh my god she died, she fell off a mountain,”‘ McEntire says.
Reba continued, “And he was paying for his gas and then they said, ‘Oh man I just saw her in concert not too long ago.’ And he went, ‘Who you talking about?’ And they said, ‘Reba McEntire just got killed.’ He was devastated. He calls Alice just balling. And she said, ‘I’ll find out immediately.’ She called me and I said, ‘No I’m fine.’ And I had to walk him off the ledge.”
After hearing of several similar celebrity death hoaxes since then, and seeing first hand what an emotional reaction it could cause, Reba is speaking out about the internet hoaxers and that they need to stop it.
She said, “There are so many of those hoaxes that are just going around and I think it’s cruel. That’s not funny.”