“Claire Chazal dead 2022” : French evening news anchor killed by internet death hoax

Claire Chazal is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of journalist Claire Chazal’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2022 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the French evening news anchor is alive and well.

UPDATE 05/12/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Claire Chazal death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (December 03, 2022), our beloved journalist Claire Chazal passed away. Claire Chazal was born on December 1, 1956 in Thiers. 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 66-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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a journalist of Claire Chazal's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (80%) of respondents think those Claire Chazal death rumors are not funny anymore.

Claire Chazal Death Hoax Dismissed Since Journalist Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Sunday (December 04) the journalist's reps officially confirmed that Claire Chazal 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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