“Dominique Strauss-Kahn dead 2014” : DSK killed by internet death hoax

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn’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, DSK is alive and well.

UPDATE 23/04/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the politician’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Dominique Strauss-Kahn’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French politician’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (April 21, 2014), our beloved politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn passed away. Dominique Strauss-Kahn was born on April 25, 1949 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. 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 64-year-old politician and economist 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 politician of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (91%) of respondents think those Dominique Strauss-Kahn death rumors are not funny anymore.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (April 22) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Dominique Strauss-Kahn 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 politician. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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