Sherri Shepherd is not dead


January 19, 2017
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Sherri Shepherd is alive despite a story shared on social media claiming that the television personality suffered a fatal heart attack last month.

The story posted by uses the circumstances surrounding Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher's death in falsely reporting Shepherd's passing.

It claims that Shepherd suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on December 23 and died later at a hospital.

But it was Fisher who suffered a heart attack on a London to LA flight that day. She died on December 27.

Shepherd has posted several live videos on social media since the 23rd in which she discussed current events, including one taken at comedian Ricky Harris' January 5 funeral.

The story also falsely states that Shepherd starred in the movies The Help and Fruitvale Station and includes photographs of Octavia Spencer, the actress who actually did star in those films.

Shepherd is best known for her work as a co-host on The View and her role in the 2009 film Precious.