“Jude Law dead 2014” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

Jude Law is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of actor Jude Law’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 Dom Hemingway, Sherlock Holmes, Alfie or The Talented Mr. Ripley is alive and well.

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

Jude Law death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (April 16, 2014), our beloved actor Jude Law passed away. Jude Law was born on December 29, 1972 in London. 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 41-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 British network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Jude Law's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (79%) of respondents think those Jude Law death rumors are not funny anymore.

Jude Law Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (April 17) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Jude Law 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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