News of director Bertrand Blier’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the director best known for Too Beautiful for You, Evening Dress or Going Places is alive and well.
UPDATE 03/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Bertrand Blier death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the director’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Bertrand Blier’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French director’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (February 01, 2023), our beloved director Bertrand Blier passed away. Bertrand Blier was born on March 14, 1939 in Boulogne-Billancourt. 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 83-year-old director, screenwriter and 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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a director of Bertrand Blier'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 Bertrand Blier death rumors are not funny anymore.
Bertrand Blier Death Hoax Dismissed Since Director Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Thursday (February 02) the director's reps officially confirmed that Bertrand Blier 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 director. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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