News of actress Candace Bailey’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 2022 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 ‘Attack of the Show’ is alive and well.
UPDATE 06/07/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Candace Bailey death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Candace Bailey’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actress’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (July 04, 2022), our beloved actress Candace Bailey passed away. Candace Bailey was born on May 20, 1982 in Birmingham. 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 40-year-old actress and television host 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 American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Candace Bailey's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (70%) of respondents think those Candace Bailey death rumors are not funny anymore.
Candace Bailey Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Tuesday (July 05) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Candace Bailey 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 actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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