“Maite Perroni dead 2014” : RBD ex-singer killed by internet death hoax

Maite Perroni is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Maite Perroni’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, RBD ex-singer is alive and well.

UPDATE 21/09/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Maite Perroni death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (September 19, 2014), our beloved actress Maite Perroni passed away. Maite Perroni was born on March 9, 1983 in Mexico City. 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 31-year-old actress, singer and songwriter 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 Mexican network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Maite Perroni's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (77%) of respondents think those Maite Perroni death rumors are not funny anymore.

Maite Perroni Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Saturday (September 20) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Maite Perroni 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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