“Cynthia Lennon dead 2014” : John Lennon's first wife killed by internet death hoax

Cynthia Lennon is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of artist Cynthia Lennon’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the John Lennon's first wife is alive and well.

UPDATE 18/04/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Cynthia Lennon death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the artist’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Cynthia Lennon’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the British artist’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (April 16, 2014), our beloved artist Cynthia Lennon passed away. Cynthia Lennon was born on September 10, 1939 in Blackpool. 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 74-year-old artist 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 British network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an artist of Cynthia Lennon's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (73%) of respondents think those Cynthia Lennon death rumors are not funny anymore.

Cynthia Lennon Death Hoax Dismissed Since Artist Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (April 17) the artist's reps officially confirmed that Cynthia Lennon 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 artist. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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