“Mickey Sumner dead 2017” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Mickey Sumner is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Mickey Sumner’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2017 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 in Frances Ha is alive and well.

UPDATE 31/03/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Mickey Sumner death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (March 29, 2017), our beloved actress Mickey Sumner passed away. Mickey Sumner was born on January 19, 1984 in London. 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 33-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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Mickey Sumner's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 50% still think false Mickey Sumner death rumors are funny.

Mickey Sumner Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (March 30) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Mickey Sumner 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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