“Charlotte Gainsbourg dead 2019” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Charlotte Gainsbourg is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Charlotte Gainsbourg’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2019 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 roles in Antichrist or The Hussy is alive and well.

UPDATE 11/11/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Charlotte Gainsbourg death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (November 09, 2019), our beloved actress Charlotte Gainsbourg passed away. Charlotte Gainsbourg (daughter of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg) was born on July 21, 1971 in London. 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 48-year-old actress and singer 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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Charlotte Gainsbourg's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (72%) of respondents think those Charlotte Gainsbourg death rumors are not funny anymore.

Charlotte Gainsbourg Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Sunday (November 10) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Charlotte Gainsbourg 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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