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Betty White, 92, Is NOT Dead

OK, guys, quick English lesson: Dies refers to death, dyes (with a "y") refers to changing the color of one's hair. Now that we have all of that squared away, we can tell you about the interesting death hoax that got Betty White fans all riled up and ready to mourn her (fake) passing. The 92-year-old is alive and well, but a satirical article on Empire News sparked rumors that the world lost the witty actress after readers misconstrued a little wordplay in the headline. The story read, "Actress Betty White, 92, Dyes Peacefully In Her Los Angeles Home," and many didn't realize that the writer used a homophone for dies/Bruna Nessef, E! More here. (AP File Photo)

Question: Why are/aren't you a Betty White fan?

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