Posted Mon, June 2, 2014 3:24pm IST

It was reported today that rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh has died in a car crash. However it later turned out that it was just another celebrity death hoax. Here’s a look at other B-town celebrities who have been declared dead online

In the age of online and social media, viewers will consume just about any content that is sensational and entertaining. And as you will know celebrity death hoaxes are the most sensationalised things one can ever come across. In the recent years there has been N number of fake news surrounding the deaths of Bollywood celebrities.

Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene among others have been the targets of celebrity death hoax in virtual world. Yo Yo Honey Singh being recent one. A look at such celebs that were falsely killed online…

Who: Amitabh Bachchan

Reported dead when: June 2012

Reported cause of death: A car crash

Clarified by: Did not clarify the rumours and maintained a silence on this piece of fake news.


Who: Madhuri Dixit Nene

Reported dead when: July 2013

Reported cause of death: The entire confusion started when an obituary of the actor’s namesake who passed away in an unfortunate accident appeared in a Marathi newspaper.

Clarified by: The actor took to Twitter and squashed all the reports.


Who: Dilip Kumar

Reported dead when: September 2013

Reported cause of death: Heart attack

Reported dead by: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Twitter

Clarified by: The Dev D director took to the micro blogging site again to apologise for his tweet.


Who: Yo Yo Honey Singh

Reported dead when: June 2014

Reported cause of death: A car accident

Clarified by: Not clarified.


Who: Ayushmann Khurrana

Reported dead when: April 2013

Reported cause of death: A skiing accident

Clarified by: The actor took to Twitter to clarify his living status.


Who: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Reported cause of death: A car accident. It was also reported that she under the influence of alcohol at the time of mishap

Reported dead when: March 2006

Clarified by: The former Miss World’s manager


Who: Gul Panag

Reported dead when: January 2013

Reported cause of death: In a jet ski crash

Clarified by: The actor took to Twitter and tweeted, “Alive and kicking I am. Yes. But yes if I had to die it would be something like this. Or a bungee cord snapping.”


Who: Lata Mangeshkar

Reported dead when: February 2012 and March 2014

Reported cause of death: Heart attack

Clarified by: The veteran singer denied all the fake reports by tweeting, “Namaskar. Pls don’t believe any rumours which are doing the rounds about my health & well-being. All is well, by the Grace of God.”


Who: Katrina Kaif

Reported dead when: July 2009 and November 2013

Reported cause of death: Car crash in New York

Clarified by: The actor did not clarify


Well, these celebrities keep facing their premature death every now and then, which of course is quite saddening. Do you think these rumour mongers should be dealt strictly for their acts?