“Edgar Wright dead 2020” : Director killed by internet death hoax

Edgar Wright is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of director Edgar Wright’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2020 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 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead is alive and well.

UPDATE 29/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Edgar Wright death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the director’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Edgar Wright’ 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 Tuesday (October 27, 2020), our beloved director Edgar Wright passed away. Edgar Wright was born on April 18, 1974 in Poole. 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 46-year-old director and screenwriter 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 Edgar Wright's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (69%) of respondents think those Edgar Wright death rumors are not funny anymore.

Edgar Wright Death Hoax Dismissed Since Director Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (October 28) the director's reps officially confirmed that Edgar Wright 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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