The renowned folk singer Joni Mitchell is still alive. She is very much alive, thus any claims to the contrary are untrue.
Mitchell’s continued existence was confirmed by her representative to Daily Variety on October 7, 2022, following the online spread of a death hoax. Today, Joni Mitchell is how old? She is 78 years of age.
How exactly did the death hoax take place? It turns out that an obituary for Mitchell that was prepared in advance in case she passed away was unintentionally published by a prominent magazine. She has had significant health issues throughout the years, but there is no sign that she is close to passing away.
Recent years have seen a decline in Mitchell’s health. According to NPR, she experienced a “debilitating brain aneurysm in 2015.”
NPR noted that she returned to the stage at the Newport Folk Festival in July 2022. According to NPR, who said that the legendary singer had to teach herself to play the guitar again by watching old footage of herself, Mitchell described her recuperation as a “return to childhood.”
A representative for Rhino, which has business ties to Michell, reportedly told Daily Variety, “I can confirm all is well so this was done in error.”
Mitchell is therefore very much alive.
Variety claims that the confusion was caused by the posting of an article on the website of People Magazine. “Joni Mitchell Dies at TK AGE,” the banner said.
Variety, meanwhile, claims that TK is media jargon meaning “to come.” That indicates that a pre-written obituary was created in the event that Mitchell passes away in the future because People wants to be able to publish a piece immediately after her passing.
Now, Variety claimed that it had been unintentionally published. Variety added that “The story itself also featured editorial notes identifying elements that needed to be filled in” as more evidence of this.