“Charlie Bewley dead 2023” : Actor killed by internet death hoax
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News of actor Charlie Bewley’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Hammer of the Gods or The Twilight Saga is alive and well.
UPDATE 30/03/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Charlie Bewley death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Charlie Bewley’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the English actor’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (March 28, 2023), our beloved actor Charlie Bewley passed away. Charlie Bewley was born on January 25, 1981 in London. 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 42-year-old 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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Charlie Bewley's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (57%) of respondents think those Charlie Bewley death rumors are not funny anymore.
Charlie Bewley Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Wednesday (March 29) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Charlie Bewley 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 actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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