“Malia Obama dead 2017” : Heir killed by internet death hoax

Malia Obama is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of heir Malia Obama’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 18-year-old heir is alive and well.

UPDATE 27/04/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Malia Obama death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (April 25, 2017), our beloved heir Malia Obama passed away. Malia Obama (daughter of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama) was born on July 4, 1998 in Chicago. 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 18-year-old heir 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 a heir of Malia Obama's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (61%) of respondents think those Malia Obama death rumors are not funny anymore.

Malia Obama Death Hoax Dismissed Since Heir Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (April 26) the heir's reps officially confirmed that Malia Obama 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 heir. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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