“Arshad Warsi dead 2021” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

Arshad Warsi is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of actor Arshad Warsi’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Ishqiya, Lage Raho Munna Bhai or Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. is alive and well.

UPDATE 18/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Arshad Warsi death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Arshad Warsi’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Indian actor’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (September 16, 2021), our beloved actor Arshad Warsi passed away. Arshad Warsi was born on April 19, 1968 in Mumbai. 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 actor 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 Indian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Arshad Warsi'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 Arshad Warsi death rumors are not funny anymore.

Arshad Warsi Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (September 17) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Arshad Warsi 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 actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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