Did Mariah Carey really die ??? @CNN__TV— Thea (@thea_n4) June 19, 2012
Carey is very much alive and won’t be 43 until next year. Some fans caught on right away:
But many didn’t realize the age was wrong and failed to read the bio on the fake CNN account: “Parody account not affiliated with cnn.”
When CNN editorial director Richard Griffiths discovered the rumor was circulating, he quickly put it to rest.
RIP Mariah Carey death hoax.