“Rachel McAdams dead 2014” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Rachel McAdams is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Rachel McAdams’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 actress best known for her roles in The Vow, The Notebook or Mean Girls is alive and well.

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

Rachel McAdams death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (July 22, 2014), our beloved actress Rachel McAdams passed away. Rachel McAdams was born on October 7, 1976 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 37-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 Canadian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Rachel McAdams' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (94%) of respondents think those Rachel McAdams death rumors are not funny anymore.

Rachel McAdams Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (July 23) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Rachel McAdams 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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