“Danièle Obono dead 2019” : Politician killed by internet death hoax

Danièle Obono is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of politician Danièle Obono’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 39-year-old politician is alive and well.

UPDATE 17/09/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Danièle Obono death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (September 15, 2019), our beloved politician Danièle Obono passed away. Danièle Obono was born on July 12, 1980 in Libreville. 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 39-year-old politician 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 politician of Danièle Obono's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 69% still think false Danièle Obono death rumors are funny.

Danièle Obono Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (September 16) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Danièle Obono 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 politician. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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