An Australian reality TV star who was reportedly killed in a car crash in Melbourne a few weeks ago can’t even be dead.
Doubts have been raised about Dannii Erskine’s death after preparations for the funeral were apparently made.
However, the funeral home quoted in the news said it was not aware of the funeral and Victoria Police said there were no fatal road accidents at the time of the alleged accident.
This was announced on social media last week Bride and Prejudice Participant Dannii Erskine had been killed near the city’s central business district.
Erskine appeared on the Channel 7 show with her then-fiancé Denton Ansley in 2019.
Last week her sister Dee told this Such a dramatic podcasthosted by entertainment journalist Megan Pustetto that Erskine’s car was T-legged on the way home from North Melbourne shops.
She said her sister suffered horrific head injuries from the impact in the accident and later died in hospital.
“She passed away on the morning of April 29 at 00:01. she will be Loved [and] “I missed it very much… It was a terrible tragedy,” Dee said.
“She was 28, full of life and trying her best to move on and meet someone. Now she won’t get that chance.”
Erskine’s family also paid tribute to her Instagram page by writing, “Rest in Peace Dannii Erskine. 1995-2023.”
The social media account appeared to have been deleted as a result.
However, channel 7 said an anonymous source said “she (Erskine) is alive”.
Additionally, Pustetto said that after the podcast aired, several listeners who knew Erskine contacted him to say they had received strange, garbled text messages from the funeral home about the ceremony, which is taking place on May 16 should, which aroused their suspicions.
In the latest issue of So Dramatic, Pustetto called the funeral home where the text messages allegedly came from to let them know there were no funerals for that date or listed under Erskine’s name.
According to Channel 7, Victoria Police said they could “confirm that we have not recorded any fatal or life-threatening collisions in the North Melbourne area in the past month”.
News.com.au have contacted Victoria Police.
Additionally, the Victoria Coroner’s Court had no record of the death under the Dannii Erskine name.
Erskine’s social media accounts have since been reactivated.
Posts directly related to death have disappeared.
However, the profile picture still says “rest in peace”.
“She’s obviously not doing very well mentally, but she’s alive,” a person who also wished to remain anonymous told So Dramatic.
“She is an inpatient at a hospital … with a broken ankle and claims her social media has been hacked.”
News.com.au has been unable to ascertain Erskine’s welfare – or not.
After the announcement of her death, tributes poured in for Erskine, and her family left heartbreaking comments on her Instagram page.
“The 28.04. cost Dannii’s life to a speeding driver – A horrific accident [sic]’ wrote one family member.
“We appreciate and respect the wishes we have received as a family.”
“Rest well Dans,” read another Instagram post.