News of television host Romina Belluscio’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Miss Argentina 1999 is alive and well.
UPDATE 19/04/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Romina Belluscio death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the television host’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Romina Belluscio’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Argentine television host’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (April 17, 2014), our beloved television host Romina Belluscio passed away. Romina Belluscio was born on February 19, 1979 in San Miguel de Tucuman. 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 television host 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 Argentine network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a television host of Romina Belluscio's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (73%) of respondents think those Romina Belluscio death rumors are not funny anymore.
Romina Belluscio Death Hoax Dismissed Since Television host Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Friday (April 18) the television host's reps officially confirmed that Romina Belluscio 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 television host. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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