“Didier Deschamps dead 2017” : Former manager of the France national football team killed by internet death hoax

Didier Deschamps is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of coach Didier Deschamps’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the former manager of the France national football team is alive and well.

UPDATE 22/11/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Didier Deschamps death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (November 20, 2017), our beloved coach Didier Deschamps passed away. Didier Deschamps was born on October 15, 1968 in Bayonne. 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 49-year-old coach and footballer 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 coach of Didier Deschamps' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (75%) of respondents think those Didier Deschamps death rumors are not funny anymore.

Didier Deschamps Death Hoax Dismissed Since Coach Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (November 21) the coach's reps officially confirmed that Didier Deschamps 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 coach. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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