News of actress Gabrielle Union’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 actress best known for her roles in Think Like a Man, Bad Boys II or Bring It On is alive and well.
UPDATE 22/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Gabrielle Union death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Gabrielle Union’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actress’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (September 20, 2021), our beloved actress Gabrielle Union passed away. Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1972 in Omaha. 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 48-year-old actress and model 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 an actress of Gabrielle Union's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (84%) of respondents think those Gabrielle Union death rumors are not funny anymore.
Gabrielle Union Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Tuesday (September 21) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Gabrielle Union 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 actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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