“Kate Jackson dead 2014” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Kate Jackson is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Kate Jackson’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actress best known for her role on the television series Charlie's Angels is alive and well.

UPDATE 26/11/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Kate Jackson death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (November 24, 2014), our beloved actress Kate Jackson passed away. Kate Jackson was born on October 29, 1948 in Birmingham. 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 66-year-old actress, director 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 actress of Kate Jackson'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 Kate Jackson death rumors are not funny anymore.

Kate Jackson Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (November 25) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Kate Jackson 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 actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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