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Debunked: Oprah Winfrey is not dead, beware of ‘RIP Oprah’ text

On July 21, 2022, several people grew worried after they received a text that had “RIP Oprah” written on it. In reality, the television host…

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On July 21, 2022, several people grew worried after they received a text that had “RIP Oprah” written on it. In reality, the television host is alive and doing well. Panic over, Oprah Winfrey isn’t dead.

With social media slowly becoming the main source of news, it is quite frequent that death hoaxes become popular. Something similar happened when people started discussing the text they had received.

This is not the first time that a celebrity has been a victim of this. In the past, people such as Tom Holland, Will Smith, and others have also faced something similar.

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Weird. Got a text from an unknown number saying “Oprah RIP,” with a link attached.— Branden (@OneShotIntruder) July 21, 2022

Oprah Winfrey is not dead, the rumor debunked

The rumors surrounding Oprah’s death all started when received a text stating “RIP Oprah” along with a link that asked the users to click on it.

The message sure had many people convinced that something had happened to the television host. In fact, some even took to social media to discuss the same.

However, Oprah is alive and well. We would ask you to not engage with the text because it could most likely be a scam.

What is she up to these days?

Oprah has been fairly active on social media. The television host tends to retweet a couple of things that she relates to. However, she has been off Instagram for a while now.

The last post that she made was about her father, Vernon Winfrey, who passed away earlier in July. Honoring her father Oprah shared some of the sweet memories that they both had made.

Apart from this, Oprah has also been keeping busy with her biopic is set to release soon. Quinta Brunson will be playing the character of Oprah.

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What we know about the movie

Quinta had shared the first look from the movie as she posted a picture from the set where she was dressed in her character and standing alongside Daniel Radcliffe. 

There are several other celebrities who will also be making an appearance in the film. These are Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, Rainn Wilson as radio broadcaster Dr Demento, Julianne Nicholson, and Toby Huss as Yankovic’s parents.

As per EW, the synopsis of the movie states that it holds “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.”

As of now, a release date for it has not been confirmed.
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