“Dominique Rocheteau dead 2021” : Footballer killed by internet death hoax

Dominique Rocheteau is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of footballer Dominique Rocheteau’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 66-year-old footballer is alive and well.

UPDATE 25/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Dominique Rocheteau death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (January 23, 2021), our beloved footballer Dominique Rocheteau passed away. Dominique Rocheteau was born on January 14, 1955 in Étaules. 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 66-year-old 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 footballer of Dominique Rocheteau's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (83%) of respondents think those Dominique Rocheteau death rumors are not funny anymore.

Dominique Rocheteau Death Hoax Dismissed Since Footballer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Sunday (January 24) the footballer's reps officially confirmed that Dominique Rocheteau 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 footballer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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