BRITNEY SPEARS, R.I.P.
Year: 2001
How she did NOT die: Britney was announced dead several times in 2001, so either someone really had it out for her or they were trying to prep everyone for a future rumor that she’d turned into a zombie or something. Anyway, two of the rumors involved grizzly car crashes—the other car was a pretzel van!—and one involved a drug overdose (typical). They were all debunked quickly, and we’re pretty fucking thankful for that. If they had been true, we would've never witnessed the K-Fed marriage/divorce, Brit going apeshit on a car with a crowbar, or her shaving her hair off.