“Jeremy Irons dead 2014” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

Jeremy Irons is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

Hot news

News of actor Jeremy Irons’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 actor best known for his roles in The Borgias, Lolita or Reversal of Fortune is alive and well.

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

Jeremy Irons death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (April 16, 2014), our beloved actor Jeremy Irons passed away. Jeremy Irons was born on September 19, 1948 in Cowes. 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 65-year-old 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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Jeremy Irons' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (82%) of respondents think those Jeremy Irons death rumors are not funny anymore.

Jeremy Irons Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (April 17) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Jeremy Irons 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.

© 2014 MediaMass All rights reserved. Do not reproduce (even with permission).

Jeremy Irons: Recent News

 

page served in 0.057s (1,3)