News of director Eleanor Coppola’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 85-year-old director is alive and well.
UPDATE 22/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Eleanor Coppola death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the director’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Eleanor Coppola’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American director’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (June 20, 2021), our beloved director Eleanor Coppola passed away. Eleanor Coppola was born on May 4, 1936 in Los Angeles. 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 85-year-old director and author 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 director of Eleanor Coppola's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (71%) of respondents think those Eleanor Coppola death rumors are not funny anymore.
Eleanor Coppola Death Hoax Dismissed Since Director Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Monday (June 21) the director's reps officially confirmed that Eleanor Coppola 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 director. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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