“Cariba Heine dead 2021” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Cariba Heine is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Cariba Heine’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 actress best known for her role on the television series H2O: Just Add Water is alive and well.

UPDATE 20/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Cariba Heine death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Cariba Heine’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Australian actress’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (January 18, 2021), our beloved actress Cariba Heine passed away. Cariba Heine was born on October 1, 1988 in Johannesburg. 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 32-year-old actress and dancer 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 Australian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Cariba Heine'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 Cariba Heine death rumors are not funny anymore.

Cariba Heine Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (January 19) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Cariba Heine 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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