News of director Duncan Jones’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the director best known for Warcraft, Source Code or Moon is alive and well.
UPDATE 05/03/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Duncan Jones death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the director’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Duncan Jones’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the English director’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (March 03, 2024), our beloved director Duncan Jones passed away. Duncan Jones was born on May 30, 1971 in London. 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 52-year-old director, screenwriter and producer 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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a director of Duncan Jones' stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 67% still think false Duncan Jones death rumors are funny.
Duncan Jones Death Hoax Dismissed Since Director Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Monday (March 04) the director's reps officially confirmed that Duncan Jones 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 director. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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