Whether Patti LaBelle is alive or not was quite the subject of concern a while ago. To some extent, it may still be. So has the unfortunate event really happened or it is just a hoax?
LaBelle is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman who is known for songs including You Are My Friend, If Only You Knew, Love, Need and Want You, Dilemma, New Attitude, Stir It Up, On My Own, If You Asked Me To, Somebody Loves You Baby, Feels Like Another One, When You’ve Been Blessed, and others.
In the meantime, she has become one of the celebrities to join the string of the rumor that a certain famous someone died under the radar. Read the real truth in the story below.
Is Patti LaBelle Still Alive?
In short, Labelle is very much alive and well. The talk about LaBelle’s supposed death gained traction on Friday after a RIP Patti LaBelle page attracted nearly one million ‘likes.’
Those who believed, in their defense, they had gotten a rather believable account of LaBelle’s demise.
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (March 03, 2023), our beloved singer Patti LaBelle passed away. Patti LaBelle was born on May 24, 1944, in Philadelphia. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Shortly afterward, hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolences on the aforesaid Facebook page. People did express their sadness. Twitter too experienced a frenzy over LaBelle’s fake death news.
There however were also some groups of people who were skeptical of the report. Of course, the news hadn’t come from any major American news portal.
The death bluff apparently got so serious that even LaBelle’s reps had to step up and say,
The mother of Zurie Kye Edwards joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.
Those who didn’t believe the news from the beginning expressed anger at the fake report and commented that it was reckless, distressing, and hurtful to fans of the much-loved singer.
What Is Patti LaBelle Doing Now; Is She Married?
LaBelle last appeared in the media story in early Feb 2023. At the time, the Lady Marmalade singer talked a bit about her personal life. LaBelle said she was open to dating again at age 78.
During one of the 2023 episodes of The Jennifer Hudson Show, LaBelle said,
I do have a nice person in mind.
Right after Hudson asked Patti if she was open to dating, the Philadelphia born said,
Well sorta, kinda. How Old Am I? 78
LaBelle also mentioned her previous marriage to Armstead Edwards. They were husband and wife for 32 years.
Patti then talked about her feeling to find happiness for herself ‘other than what I had back in the day with him, which was wonderful.’
LaBelle also added she was too good to be solo. The R and B artist then said she had a potential love interest on her radar who she said was nice. Patti however refrained from revealing his name.