News of television host Ariel Wizman’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 58-year-old television host is alive and well.
UPDATE 24/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Ariel Wizman death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the television host’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Ariel Wizman’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French television host’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (September 22, 2020), our beloved television host Ariel Wizman passed away. Ariel Wizman was born on May 19, 1962 in Casablanca. 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 58-year-old television host and dj 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 television host of Ariel Wizman's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (87%) of respondents think those Ariel Wizman death rumors are not funny anymore.
Ariel Wizman Death Hoax Dismissed Since Television host Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Wednesday (September 23) the television host's reps officially confirmed that Ariel Wizman 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 television host. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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