“Keri Russell dead 2014” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Keri Russell is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of actress Keri Russell’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 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 roles in August Rush, Mission: Impossible III or Felicity is alive and well.

UPDATE 28/07/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Keri Russell death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Keri Russell’ 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 Saturday (July 26, 2014), our beloved actress Keri Russell passed away. Keri Russell was born on March 23, 1976 in Fountain Valley. 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 38-year-old actress 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 Keri Russell's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (85%) of respondents think those Keri Russell death rumors are not funny anymore.

Keri Russell Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Sunday (July 27) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Keri Russell 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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