“Frankie Muniz dead 2016” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

Frankie Muniz is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actor Frankie Muniz’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2016 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his role on the television series Malcolm in the Middle is alive and well.

UPDATE 28/05/2016 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Frankie Muniz death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (May 26, 2016), our beloved actor Frankie Muniz passed away. Frankie Muniz was born on December 5, 1985 in Wood-Ridge. 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 30-year-old actor, musician, author and producer 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 an actor of Frankie Muniz's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 77% still think false Frankie Muniz death rumors are funny.

Frankie Muniz Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (May 27) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Frankie Muniz 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 actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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