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What Is ‘Melissa Gilbert Still Alive Trend’ About?

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MELISSA Gilbert was a household name when she landed an extraordinary role in Little House on the Prairie.

After dabbling in many sectors, the Los Angeles star built a successful career outside of the entertainment sector.

Why is ‘Is Melissa Gilbert still alive’ trending?

After rumors began swirling on October 27, 2022 that the beloved actress had died, fans were devastated.

Melissa is actually alive and well, despite several false reports.

Many YouTube videos claimed she died in a car accident. This triggered a flood of concern posts from her fans.

After the clips were discovered to make baseless claims, it appears that the 58-year old was the victim of an internet hoax.

It is unclear what caused the shocking false reports about her death.

One angry supporter tweeted “Do not believe Youtube about Melissa Gilbert!” All evidence points to false clickbait information.

Melissa posted a series pictures to an Instagram account hours after the claims started to circulate. She discredits the rumours.

She also added the caption, “She was back in New York City after a trip to Albuquerque New Mexico.”

It follows the death of Will & Grace star Leslie Jordan who was killed in a fatal car accident in Los Angeles October 24, 2022.

Who is Melissa Gilbert?

Melissa Ellen Gilbert was born May 8, 1964 and is an American actress.

She has also been a TV producer, director, politician, and was the former president of Screen Actors Guild.

Melissa began her acting career as a child actor in the 1960s. She appeared in many commercials and guest-starring parts on television.

Melissa is best known for her role as Laura Ingalls Wilder (played here by Michael Landon), the second oldest child of Charles Ingalls on the NBC series Little House On The Prairie.

From 1974 to 1984, she was on the show.

She has been working in TV ever since and was part of Babylon 5, Nip/Tuck, and Night Shift.

The 58 year-old appeared on the 14th season Dancing With The Stars, where she fell dramatically and struck her head.

Following the incident, she suffered whiplash as well as a concussion.

Melissa also suffered a broken back in 2001. This left her with complex spine and neck issues.

She shared that she had received a “wildly successful” fourth spine surgery November 19, 2020.

Who is Jonathan Gilbert, Melissa Gilbert’s brother?

Paul Gilbert, an entertainment star, and Barbara Crane, an actress, adopted Melissa shortly after her birth.

After he was born April 28, 1967, the couple adopted Jonathan, a baby boy.

His TV and movie work is his most prominent. He starred alongside his sister Melissa on the NBC series Little House on the Prairie.

After making a name for his self as Willie Oleson on the show, he went on to play the same role in The Little House Years in 1979.

He also landed a role in The Miracle Worker, another TV-movie.

According to Melissa’s autobiography, Jonathan left California in his 20s and separated from his family.

She said that he was now a stockbroker, and now lives in New York City. However, the two are still not together.

What is Melissa Gilbert’s Net Worth?

According to celebritynetworth.com, the actress’ net worth is $500,000.

After her 2011 divorce from Bruce Boxleitner, an American actor, her cash took a significant hit.

When it was revealed that she had not paid $360,000 in federal income tax to IRS, she blamed the divorce and the recession.

Melissa previously told ET Online: The recession has hit me hard, just like so many others across the country.

“That, along with a divorce and a lack of opportunities to act in the last few years, created an uncontrollable storm of financial difficulties for me.”

She also said she had “lost her mind” during the divorce proceedings and spent lavishly to try to heal her pain.

She had Botox and fillers, and bought a Mustang convertible.

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