belly dancer/actress Fifi Abdo recently expressed her disappointment over the
ridiculous rumor that she had died. False reported were circulated that Fifi
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strains of E. coli are a major cause of foodborne illness, and a recent deadly
outbreak of the bacteria that began in May has effected vegetable supplies
said that her daughter, Azza, had come close to having a nervous breakdown, and
began crying hysterically as a result of the rumor.
"This is not the first time my family has suffered from
such rumors," said Fif, describing those responsible for creating them as
"heartless people" who only strive to hurt others.
In an exclusive statement to the internet website MBC.net, Fifi
said she discovered an internet website that posted a message which read,
"The death of Fifi Abdo from a bacteria found in vegetables... enter and
check the news."
Fifi said that she was shocked when
she received a large number of calls to check on her, and to find out if there
was any truth behind the rumors.
Fifi said she wonders who the
ridiculous people are that have so much free time to creates lies that hurt
others for mere pleasure.