No, Oprah Winfrey is not dead: Sick HOAX message DEBUNKED
A text message with the words "RIP Oprah" appeared on July 21, 2022, causing concern among social media users. However, TV host Oprah Winfrey is still alive and thriving.
Death hoaxes are a frequent bane for celebrities as social media has slowly taken over as the primary news source. Musicians like Drake and Jaden Smith and actors like Tom Holland have dealt with similar hoaxes in the past.
The speculation about Oprah Winfrey's death first surfaced when people were asked to click on a link along with a text message apparently announcing the death of the inspiring icon.
Many individuals were persuaded by the notion that the television host had somehow been injured. Some took to social media to share the suspicious news.
Weird. Got a text from an unknown number saying “Oprah RIP,” with a link attached.— Branden (@OneShotIntruder) July 21, 2022
Oprah is still alive and well, though. Any SMS that one receives giving out this news is most likely a scam.
Meanwhile, social media has seen some activity from Oprah. The tv show host frequently retweets a few posts that speak to her. She has, however, not updated her Instagram for a couple of weeks. Her dad, Vernon Winfrey, who passed away earlier in July, was the subject of her most recent post. In his honor, Oprah highlighted a few of the lovely memories she had.
In addition to this, Oprah has been keeping busy in preparation for the upcoming premiere of 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.' The movie is a biopic based on the life and times of the popular singer. Oprah's character will feature prominently in the film, essayed by Quinta Brunson. Quinta released a photo from the set in which she was decked out in her role and stood next to Daniel Radcliffe, revealing the initial glimpse of the film.
The movie also stars Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss as Yankovic's parents; Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna; and Rainn Wilson as radio host Dr Demento.
According to Entertainment Weekly, a press release with an official description of the movie says it will hold "nothing back, exploring every facet of Yankovic's life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like "Eat It" and "Like a Surgeon" to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle." There is currently no definite release date for it, but it might premiere sometime this fall.