“Claire Corlett dead 2020” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

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

News of actress Claire Corlett’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2020 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 role in Before I Fall and best known as the voice of de Sweetie Belle on the television series My Little Pony is alive and well.

UPDATE 30/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Claire Corlett death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (October 28, 2020), our beloved actress Claire Corlett passed away. Claire Corlett was born on July 9, 1999 in Toronto. 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 21-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 Canadian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Claire Corlett's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (83%) of respondents think those Claire Corlett death rumors are not funny anymore.

Claire Corlett Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (October 29) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Claire Corlett 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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