“Dieter Bohlen dead 2017” : Modern Talking guitarist killed by internet death hoax

Dieter Bohlen is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of singer Dieter Bohlen’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Modern Talking guitarist is alive and well.

UPDATE 16/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Dieter Bohlen death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Dieter Bohlen’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the German singer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (December 14, 2017), our beloved singer Dieter Bohlen passed away. Dieter Bohlen was born on February 7, 1954 in Berne. 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 63-year-old singer, songwriter and television host 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 German network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Dieter Bohlen's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 52% still think false Dieter Bohlen death rumors are funny.

Dieter Bohlen Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (December 15) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Dieter Bohlen 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 singer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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