News of model Bar Refaeli’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the Leonardo DiCaprio's ex girlfriend is alive and well.
UPDATE 12/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Bar Refaeli death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Bar Refaeli’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Israelian model’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (August 10, 2020), our beloved model Bar Refaeli passed away. Bar Refaeli was born on June 4, 1985 in Hod HaSharon. 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 35-year-old model, actress and business woman 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 Israelian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a model of Bar Refaeli's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (76%) of respondents think those Bar Refaeli death rumors are not funny anymore.
Bar Refaeli Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Tuesday (August 11) the model's reps officially confirmed that Bar Refaeli 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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