Contrary to rumors that spread on the Internet these past couple of days, 14-year-old Bindi Irwin, daughter of Steve Irwin, is alive and well.
Just check out her Twitter page if you have any doubts. She's been posting messages all week.
What's interesting is that Bindi was not even the victim of a hoax, sources say.
To put it in a nutshell: nobody planted the rumor that she had died and then patiently waited for it to spread like wildfire.
If you want to blame someone, blame the Matrix. Apparently, search engines somehow mixed and matched queries about Bindi with old news having to do with her father's tragic death.
Otherwise put, the Internet chocked.
The result was that the phrase “Steve Irwin daughter dies” became trending on several websites.
Presently, there is no news about how Bindi reacted to the rumor that she was dead.