Heaven Didn't Just Lose an Angel. It's Just a Hoax.

Relax, people on social media. That image of the winged old lady in white is not an actual fallen angel, banished from heaven. We repeat, not an angel, or even an actual person whosoever.

It is actually an art installation from 2008 (that's ancient times in social media years) by Beijing artists Sun Yuan & Peng Yu for their work titled 'Angel'. The artists have used cadavers, among other materials, to create the hyper-realistic sculpture. This installation was an attempt to introduce imaginary and mythological subjects into regular, everyday life.

"The angel, an old woman in a white gown and with featherless wings, is lying face-down on the ground; maybe sleeping, maybe dead, but certainly immobile and frozen into an all too realistic image," it says on their website.