“Adrian Lyne dead 2019” : Director killed by internet death hoax

Adrian Lyne is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of director Adrian Lyne’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the director best known for Indecent Proposal, Fatal Attraction or 9½ Weeks is alive and well.

UPDATE 18/04/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Adrian Lyne death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (April 16, 2019), our beloved director Adrian Lyne passed away. Adrian Lyne was born on March 4, 1941 in Peterborough. 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 78-year-old director 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 a director of Adrian Lyne's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (67%) of respondents think those Adrian Lyne death rumors are not funny anymore.

Adrian Lyne Death Hoax Dismissed Since Director Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (April 17) the director's reps officially confirmed that Adrian Lyne 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 director. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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