“David LaChapelle dead 2019” : Photographer killed by internet death hoax

David LaChapelle is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of photographer David LaChapelle’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the photographer best known for the movie Rize is alive and well.

UPDATE 22/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

David LaChapelle death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the photographer’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. David LaChapelle’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American photographer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (May 20, 2019), our beloved photographer David LaChapelle passed away. David LaChapelle was born on March 11, 1963 in Hartford. 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 56-year-old photographer and director 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 American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a photographer of David LaChapelle's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (92%) of respondents think those David LaChapelle death rumors are not funny anymore.

David LaChapelle Death Hoax Dismissed Since Photographer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (May 21) the photographer's reps officially confirmed that David LaChapelle 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 photographer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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