News of singer Alex Hepburn’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for her hit song Under is alive and well.
UPDATE 02/08/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Alex Hepburn death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Alex Hepburn’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the British singer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (July 31, 2021), our beloved singer Alex Hepburn passed away. Alex Hepburn was born on December 25, 1986 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 34-year-old singer and songwriter 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 a singer of Alex Hepburn's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 68% still think false Alex Hepburn death rumors are funny.
Alex Hepburn Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (August 01) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Alex Hepburn 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 singer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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