Facebook Launches Celebrity Death Watch App

img_7974SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – 2016 be damned. Too many celebrity icons were taken away from us and the year is not quite over. Prince. David Bowie. George Michael. Carrie Fisher and mom Debbie Reynolds. Not to mention political figures like Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The spate of celebrity deaths has sent netizens the world over to their Facebook pages, wondering if their favorite celebrities have been spared by the painful destruction of mortal beings.

Worry no more.

Facebook has announced it has launched a new app that would enable celebrities to tag or mark themselves “alive.”  It is similar to the feature launched several years ago in which people can mark themselves “safe” in the aftermath of natural and mad-made tragedies like earthquakes, fires and mass shootings.

img_7983In the first few hours after it launched, the new Facebook app has seen posts by international celebrities including Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth, Betty White, Cher and Jackie Chan.

To find out the life or death status of your favorite celebrity, simply log on to your Facebook account and in the search button, type in, “Where’s _____ (name of celebrity).


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