“Roger Moore dead 2014” : Former James Bond killed by internet death hoax

Roger Moore is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

Hot news

News of actor Roger Moore’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the former James Bond is alive and well.

UPDATE 18/12/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Roger Moore death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (December 16, 2014), our beloved actor Roger Moore passed away. Roger Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in London. He 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 87-year-old actor 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 British network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Roger Moore's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (81%) of respondents think those Roger Moore death rumors are not funny anymore.

Roger Moore Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (December 17) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Roger Moore is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He'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 actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

© 2014 MediaMass All rights reserved. Do not reproduce (even with permission).

Roger Moore: Recent News

 

page served in 0.07s (1,3)