“Corine Marienneau dead 2020” : Téléphone ex-bassist killed by internet death hoax

Corine Marienneau is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of musician Corine Marienneau’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Téléphone ex-bassist is alive and well.

UPDATE 28/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Corine Marienneau death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (November 26, 2020), our beloved musician Corine Marienneau passed away. Corine Marienneau was born on March 7, 1952 in Paris. 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 68-year-old musician 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 musician of Corine Marienneau'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 Corine Marienneau death rumors are not funny anymore.

Corine Marienneau Death Hoax Dismissed Since Musician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (November 27) the musician's reps officially confirmed that Corine Marienneau 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 musician. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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