“Denis Brogniart dead 2020” : Journalist killed by internet death hoax

Denis Brogniart is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of journalist Denis Brogniart’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 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 ‘Koh-Lanta’ is alive and well.

UPDATE 18/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Denis Brogniart death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (September 16, 2020), our beloved journalist Denis Brogniart passed away. Denis Brogniart was born on June 12, 1967 in Dijon. 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 53-year-old journalist 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 journalist of Denis Brogniart's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (89%) of respondents think those Denis Brogniart death rumors are not funny anymore.

Denis Brogniart Death Hoax Dismissed Since Journalist Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (September 17) the journalist's reps officially confirmed that Denis Brogniart 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 journalist. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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