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Britney Spears Death Hoax

Did singer Britney Spears commit suicide at the Promises clinic in October 2007?

Published Oct 1, 2007

Claim:   Singer Britney Spears committed suicide at the Promises clinic in October 2007.

Status:   False.

Example:   [Collected via e-mail, October 2007]


Britney Spears has dead... See the last moments of Britney with life

Today Monday, October 1, 2007 died
Britney Spears

Look at the pictures and one video captured in the clinic of the suicide.

She made the demonic cry after scrawling the devil's number "666" across her head. Also she repeated several times "I am a fraud".

The medical service of the clinic Promises of Malibu couldn't prevent the suicide of Britney, she hang herself with a bedsheet.
See the last moments of Britney Spears with life
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Copyright 2007 The New York Times Company

Origins:   This poorly worded e-mail claiming that singer Britney Spears had committed suicide by hanging herself with a bedsheet at the Promises rehabilitation center in Malibu, California, was spammed to Internet users beginning in October 2007. Britney Spears is not dead, by suicide or any other means, nor (at the time of this e-mail, at least) is she a resident of the Promises clinic. This e-mail appears to be a come-on intended to lure unsuspecting recipients into visiting and installing
malware from a web site by purporting to offer a link to a video clip of Britney's "last moments."

Last updated:   1 October 2007

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