Why is ‘Britney Spears dead’ trending?

A WILD theory that pop star Britney Spears had passed away swept across social media.

The singer’s fans went into meltdown after the rumors began circulating, despite her actually being alive and well.

Bizarre claims that Britney Spears had died began circulating onlineCredit: Getty

Why is ‘Britney Spears dead’ trending?

Britney seems to be the latest victim of a cruel online hoax where trolls claim that different celebrities have died without reason.

Bizarre theories have continued to surround the legendary artist since she broke free from her 13-year conservatorship in April 2022.

People have pointed out strange inconsistencies in her social media posts, claiming they appear to have been heavily edited.

Others suggested she was even forced into marrying Sam Asghari, 28, on June 9, 2022, which was crashed by her ex-hubby Jason Alexander.

He was slapped with a three-year restraining order after disrupting the set-up of the lavish star-studded ceremony at her LA home.

Online users have now speculated he was actually checking that Britney was still alive after watching his shock Instagram Live.

The theory that the singer had died spread even more after make-up artist Jeffree Star’s bizarre Twitter rant.

The YouTuber wrote: “In 2020 I was going to expose everything…

“In a matter of days, the Hollywood elite tried to ruin my entire career, villainize me, and flooded the news with lies to discredit me.

“If you guys only knew the truth about what they are doing to Britney & Kanye.”

When did ‘Britney Spears dead’ start trending?

Whispers of her shock alleged passing spread like wildfire on Twitter from early 2023.

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Speculation was first sparked when the 41-year-old appeared to take a brief hiatus from Instagram for seven days.

As Britney is usually quite active on the platform, her supporters went into a panic and feared the worst.

However, it is not unusual behavior as the Mississippi-born star often takes breaks from social media.

What have people said about ‘Britney Spears dead’ trending?

The disturbing Twitter trend has left users both confused and concerned for the Toxic singer.

One said: “Wtf is going on, is Britney Spears actually dead? I’m starting to believe the videos.”

Another wrote: “So my sister just introduced me to the Britney Spears conspiracy that her posts are all deepfakes and green screen and that she may actually be dead or something!”

A third added: “I’m still in my Britney Spears is secretly dead conspiracy theory era.”

A fourth tweeted: “I 1000% believe in the ‘Britney Spears is dead and being swapped out by clones/look a-likes’ conspiracy theory.

“I will die on this hill.”

And a fifth chimed in: “Jumped down a ‘Britney Spears is actually dead’ rabbit hole and I’m scared now.”

But to the contrary, The US Sun exclusively revealed that Britney is planning a comeback in 2023.

The star is being besieged with offers for new tracks and collaborations after the success of her comeback duet with Sir Elton John, Hold Me Closer.

Britney is looking at getting back in the studio to lay down some tunes, but it will be “on her terms and in her time,” an insider told The US Sun.

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Her music release will coincide with the release of her planned memoir in spring 2023.