Disney Star Announces She’s Alive After Being Confused For Debbie Reynolds
Don’t worry, Debby Ryan is fine.
According to her son, the 84-year-old “Singin’ in the Rain” star died because of the grief surrounding the death of her daughter.
In a year marked by a near constant train of celebrity deaths, the Fisher-Reynolds story will go down as one of the most heartbreaking.
The issue is, as is the case with the internet, false news spreads pretty quickly.
Just ask Debby Ryan.
The Disney star had to awkwardly correct her fans after they started posting statuses mourning her death, confusing her with Debbie Reynolds.
Debbie Reynolds. Debbie Ryan. You get where the confusion comes from.
One fan tweeted a picture of her on a poster for her old Disney show, “Jessie.”
After receiving a few of these notifications, Ryan went to Twitter to correct everybody.
She thanked fans for their outpouring of support and then casually cleared up the confusion.
Debby Ryan is far from the first celebrity to have to clear up false death rumors.
At this point, Betty White probably spends a few hours every morning emailing everyone she knows to ignore #RIPBettyWhite hashtags trending on Twitter.
Jeff Goldblum famously had to debunk rumors he passed away after falling off a cliff in New Zealand.
He then spent the next few months going around on interviews — not promoting a show or anything — literally just telling people he was still alive.
Earlier this year, while promoting “Independence Day: Resurgence,” he went back onto New Zealand’s “Today” show to confront the news team who falsely reported him dead.
Moral of the story: Always check your news source first before tweeting. Also, everyone leave Betty White alone in 2017, lord knows she needs a break.
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