“Évelyne Dhéliat dead 2017” : French weather presenter killed by internet death hoax

Évelyne Dhéliat is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of television host Évelyne Dhéliat’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the French weather presenter is alive and well.

UPDATE 21/11/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Évelyne Dhéliat death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the television host’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Évelyne Dhéliat’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French television host’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (November 19, 2017), our beloved television host Évelyne Dhéliat passed away. Évelyne Dhéliat was born on April 19, 1948 in Cologne. 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 69-year-old television host 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 television host of Évelyne Dhéliat's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (78%) of respondents think those Évelyne Dhéliat death rumors are not funny anymore.

Évelyne Dhéliat Death Hoax Dismissed Since Television host Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (November 20) the television host's reps officially confirmed that Évelyne Dhéliat 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 television host. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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