“Gérard Majax dead 2020” : Illusionist killed by internet death hoax

Gérard Majax is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of illusionist Gérard Majax’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the illusionist best known as cast member of Récré A2 is alive and well.

UPDATE 27/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Gérard Majax death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the illusionist’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Gérard Majax’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French illusionist’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (November 25, 2020), our beloved illusionist Gérard Majax passed away. Gérard Majax was born on April 28, 1943 in Nice. 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 77-year-old illusionist 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 illusionist of Gérard Majax'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 Gérard Majax death rumors are not funny anymore.

Gérard Majax Death Hoax Dismissed Since Illusionist Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (November 26) the illusionist's reps officially confirmed that Gérard Majax 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 illusionist. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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