“Bear Grylls dead 2020” : Television host killed by internet death hoax

Bear Grylls is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of television host Bear Grylls’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 former host of ‘Man vs. Wild’ is alive and well.

UPDATE 08/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Bear Grylls death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the television host’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Bear Grylls’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the British television host’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (August 06, 2020), our beloved television host Bear Grylls passed away. Bear Grylls was born on June 7, 1974 in Donaghadee. 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 46-year-old television host and author 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 British network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a television host of Bear Grylls' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 57% still think false Bear Grylls death rumors are funny.

Bear Grylls Death Hoax Dismissed Since Television host Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (August 07) the television host's reps officially confirmed that Bear Grylls 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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