“Alain Duhamel dead 2020” : Journalist killed by internet death hoax

Alain Duhamel is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of journalist Alain Duhamel’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the former host of ‘L'Heure de vérité’ is alive and well.

UPDATE 24/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Alain Duhamel death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (September 22, 2020), our beloved journalist Alain Duhamel passed away. Alain Duhamel was born on May 31, 1940 in Caen. 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 80-year-old journalist 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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a journalist of Alain Duhamel's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (82%) of respondents think those Alain Duhamel death rumors are not funny anymore.

Alain Duhamel Death Hoax Dismissed Since Journalist Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (September 23) the journalist's reps officially confirmed that Alain Duhamel 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 journalist. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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