News of dancer Dita Von Teese’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the dancer best known for her role in The Death of Salvador Dali is alive and well.
UPDATE 07/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Dita Von Teese death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the dancer’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Dita Von Teese’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American dancer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (July 05, 2020), our beloved dancer Dita Von Teese passed away. Dita Von Teese was born on September 28, 1972 in Rochester. 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 47-year-old dancer, actress and model 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 dancer of Dita Von Teese's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (90%) of respondents think those Dita Von Teese death rumors are not funny anymore.
Dita Von Teese Death Hoax Dismissed Since Dancer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Monday (July 06) the dancer's reps officially confirmed that Dita Von Teese 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 dancer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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