“Anderson Cooper dead 2020” : Journalist killed by internet death hoax

Anderson Cooper is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of journalist Anderson Cooper’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 host of ‘Anderson Cooper 360°’ is alive and well.

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

Anderson Cooper death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (September 22, 2020), our beloved journalist Anderson Cooper passed away. Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York. 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 53-year-old journalist, author and 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 American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a journalist of Anderson Cooper'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 Anderson Cooper death rumors are not funny anymore.

Anderson Cooper Death Hoax Dismissed Since Journalist Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (September 23) the journalist's reps officially confirmed that Anderson Cooper 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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