“Antoine de Caunes dead 2017” : Television host killed by internet death hoax

Antoine de Caunes is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of television host Antoine de Caunes’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the host of ‘Le Grand Journal’ is alive and well.

UPDATE 29/05/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Antoine de Caunes death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the television host’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Antoine de Caunes’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French television host’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (May 27, 2017), our beloved television host Antoine de Caunes passed away. Antoine de Caunes was born on December 1, 1953 in Paris. He 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 63-year-old television host, comedian and actor 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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a television host of Antoine de Caunes' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (87%) of respondents think those Antoine de Caunes death rumors are not funny anymore.

Antoine de Caunes Death Hoax Dismissed Since Television host Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Sunday (May 28) the television host's reps officially confirmed that Antoine de Caunes is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He'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 television host. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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