“Bernard Campan dead 2020” : Comedian killed by internet death hoax

Bernard Campan is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of comedian Bernard Campan’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 comedian best known for his roles in Frenchmen, The Bet or The Three Brothers is alive and well.

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

Bernard Campan death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (September 22, 2020), our beloved comedian Bernard Campan passed away. Bernard Campan was born on April 4, 1958 in Agen. 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 62-year-old comedian, actor and screenwriter 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 comedian of Bernard Campan's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (74%) of respondents think those Bernard Campan death rumors are not funny anymore.

Bernard Campan Death Hoax Dismissed Since Comedian Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (September 23) the comedian's reps officially confirmed that Bernard Campan 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 comedian. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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