News of author Daniel Conversano’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the host of ‘Vive l'Europe’ is alive and well.
UPDATE 11/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Daniel Conversano death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the author’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Daniel Conversano’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French author’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (August 09, 2020), our beloved author Daniel Conversano passed away. Daniel Conversano was born on March 25, 1986 in Grenoble. 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 34-year-old author, journalist, director and 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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an author of Daniel Conversano's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 85% still think false Daniel Conversano death rumors are funny.
Daniel Conversano Death Hoax Dismissed Since Author Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Monday (August 10) the author's reps officially confirmed that Daniel Conversano 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 author. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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