News of singer Agnetha Fältskog’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, ABBA ex-lead singer is alive and well.
UPDATE 23/11/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Agnetha Fältskog death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Agnetha Fältskog’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Swedish singer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (November 21, 2014), our beloved singer Agnetha Fältskog passed away. Agnetha Fältskog was born on April 5, 1950 in Jönköping. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 64-year-old singer was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major Swedish network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Agnetha Fältskog's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (74%) of respondents think those Agnetha Fältskog death rumors are not funny anymore.
Agnetha Fältskog Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Saturday (November 22) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Agnetha Fältskog is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved singer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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