News of actor Chow Yun-fat’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 actor best known for his roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or All About Ah-Long is alive and well.
UPDATE 12/11/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Chow Yun-fat death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Chow Yun-fat’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the actor’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (November 10, 2019), our beloved actor Chow Yun-fat passed away. Chow Yun-fat was born on May 18, 1955 in Hong Kong. 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 64-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 network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Chow Yun-fat's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (92%) of respondents think those Chow Yun-fat death rumors are not funny anymore.
Chow Yun-fat Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Monday (November 11) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Chow Yun-fat 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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