News of actor Féodor Atkine’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known as the voice of de House on the television series House is alive and well.
UPDATE 19/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Féodor Atkine death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Féodor Atkine’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French actor’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (September 17, 2021), our beloved actor Féodor Atkine passed away. Féodor Atkine was born on February 27, 1948 in Paris. 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 73-year-old actor 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 an actor of Féodor Atkine's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (88%) of respondents think those Féodor Atkine death rumors are not funny anymore.
Féodor Atkine Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Saturday (September 18) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Féodor Atkine 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 actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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