“Kris Kristofferson dead 2014” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

Kris Kristofferson is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actor Kris Kristofferson’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 actor best known for his hits Why Me or Me and Bobby McGee is alive and well.

UPDATE 24/07/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Kris Kristofferson death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Kris Kristofferson’ 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 Tuesday (July 22, 2014), our beloved actor Kris Kristofferson passed away. Kris Kristofferson was born on June 22, 1936 in Brownsville. 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 78-year-old actor and singer 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 Kris Kristofferson's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (75%) of respondents think those Kris Kristofferson death rumors are not funny anymore.

Kris Kristofferson Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (July 23) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Kris Kristofferson 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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