Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus. Reuters

An internet scam saying pop star Miley Cyrus is dead went viral on social media, leaving fans in shock.

The fake report says the songstress died due to drug overdose.

The Facebook post via The Epoch Times reads : "{SHOCKING) Miley Cyrus Found Dead in Her Los Angeles Home! Country singer Miley Cyrus found overdosed this afternoon in her Los Angeles home."

According to the website, the link claiming that the Wrecking Ball singer is dead is actually a bogus site, which redirected the users to another Facebook look alike website.

The news got more base as the Adore singer hasn't posted anything on her Instagram account since 18 July, Hollywood Life reported.

Reportedly, the website also contacted Cyrus' representative to know the 23-year-old songstress's whereabouts.

"She is aware of the death hoax and thought it was actually pretty funny. By not responding, she thinks it is that much more of a joke because people are continuing to believe it," a source close to the star told Hollywood Life.

Below are some fan reactions after the Miley Cyrus death hoax.