News of model Alicia Aylies’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2018 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the former Miss France is alive and well.
UPDATE 24/06/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Alicia Aylies death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Alicia Aylies’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French model’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (June 22, 2018), our beloved model Alicia Aylies passed away. Alicia Aylies was born on April 21, 1998 in Fort-de-France. 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 20-year-old model 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 model of Alicia Aylies' stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (62%) of respondents think those Alicia Aylies death rumors are not funny anymore.
Alicia Aylies Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Saturday (June 23) the model's reps officially confirmed that Alicia Aylies 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 model. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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