“Eugenie Bouchard dead 2021” : Tennis player killed by internet death hoax

Eugenie Bouchard is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of tennis player Eugenie Bouchard’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 27-year-old tennis player is alive and well.

UPDATE 15/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Eugenie Bouchard death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the tennis player’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Eugenie Bouchard’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Canadian tennis player’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (May 13, 2021), our beloved tennis player Eugenie Bouchard passed away. Eugenie Bouchard was born on February 25, 1994 in Westmount. 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 27-year-old tennis player 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 Canadian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a tennis player of Eugenie Bouchard's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (92%) of respondents think those Eugenie Bouchard death rumors are not funny anymore.

Eugenie Bouchard Death Hoax Dismissed Since Tennis player Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (May 14) the tennis player's reps officially confirmed that Eugenie Bouchard 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 tennis player. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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