News of journalist Carole Radziwill’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2018 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the journalist best known for her role in The Real Housewives of New York City is alive and well.
UPDATE 19/03/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Carole Radziwill death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the journalist’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Carole Radziwill’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American journalist’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (March 17, 2018), our beloved journalist Carole Radziwill passed away. Carole Radziwill was born on August 20, 1963 in Suffern. 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 54-year-old journalist 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 a journalist of Carole Radziwill's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 51% still think false Carole Radziwill death rumors are funny.
Carole Radziwill Death Hoax Dismissed Since Journalist Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (March 18) the journalist's reps officially confirmed that Carole Radziwill 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 journalist. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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