“Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni dead 2021” : Monarch killed by internet death hoax

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of monarch Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 67-year-old monarch is alive and well.

UPDATE 19/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the monarch’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Cambodian monarch’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (January 17, 2021), our beloved monarch Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni passed away. Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (son of Norodom Sihanouk) was born on May 14, 1953 in Phnom Penh. 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 67-year-old monarch 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 Cambodian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a monarch of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (81%) of respondents think those Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni death rumors are not funny anymore.

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni Death Hoax Dismissed Since Monarch Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (January 18) the monarch's reps officially confirmed that Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni 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 monarch. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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