Do people really think it's funny to spread such rumors? Well, it's not!
Only last week a rumor spread that Arab Idol winner Mohammad Assaf had been murdered. This week, social networks were bombarded with a link to the supposed assassination of Syrian Farah Youssef, Assaf's runner-up on the talent show. 
According to Sayidaty.net, the rumor had it that Farah was holding an interview with Al Arabiya TV, when a bomb struck the building; ending her life immediately.
Yet again, the prank was a computer virus that strikes once the link is clicked. How mature!
The aspiring singer was criticized by fans for appearing on a network that opposes the Syrian regime.
Farah hit back at critics by explaining that on the contrary, she appeared on a channel that's popularly watched by all Arabs to discuss the two-and-a-half year suffering witnessed in Syria .
Once season two of 'Arab Idol' ended, Farah returned home to her family and took some pix, which she immediately posted on her Twitter account, with the caption: "I've reached my dear country and have been busy with family and friends; but my fans are all in my heart."
Relieved to hear you're alive and kicking Farah!