“Cheech Marin dead 2014” : Comedian killed by internet death hoax

Cheech Marin is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of comedian Cheech Marin’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the comedian best known for his roles in Nash Bridges or Cheech & Chong : Up in Smoke is alive and well.

UPDATE 02/08/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Cheech Marin death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the comedian’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Cheech Marin’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American comedian’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (July 31, 2014), our beloved comedian Cheech Marin passed away. Cheech Marin was born on July 13, 1946 in Los Angeles. 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 68-year-old comedian, actor and author 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 American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a comedian of Cheech Marin's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (80%) of respondents think those Cheech Marin death rumors are not funny anymore.

Cheech Marin Death Hoax Dismissed Since Comedian Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (August 01) the comedian's reps officially confirmed that Cheech Marin 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 comedian. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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