“Morena Baccarin dead 2015” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Morena Baccarin is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Morena Baccarin’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2015 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 V, Serenity, Firefly or Homeland is alive and well.

UPDATE 27/03/2015 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Morena Baccarin death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (March 25, 2015), our beloved actress Morena Baccarin passed away. Morena Baccarin was born on June 2, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro. 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 35-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 Brazilian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Morena Baccarin's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (79%) of respondents think those Morena Baccarin death rumors are not funny anymore.

Morena Baccarin Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (March 26) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Morena Baccarin 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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