“Georgia Salpa dead 2020” : Model killed by internet death hoax

Georgia Salpa is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of model Georgia Salpa’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the model best known as cast member of Celebrity Big Brother in 2012 is alive and well.

UPDATE 21/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Georgia Salpa death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Georgia Salpa’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Irish model’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (October 19, 2020), our beloved model Georgia Salpa passed away. Georgia Salpa was born on May 12, 1984 in Athens. 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 36-year-old 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 Irish network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a model of Georgia Salpa's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (69%) of respondents think those Georgia Salpa death rumors are not funny anymore.

Georgia Salpa Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (October 20) the model's reps officially confirmed that Georgia Salpa 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 model. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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