“Gilles De Robien dead 2024” : Former French Education Minister killed by internet death hoax

Gilles De Robien is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of politician Gilles De Robien’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the former French Education Minister is alive and well.

UPDATE 01/03/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Gilles De Robien death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (February 28, 2024), our beloved politician Gilles De Robien passed away. Gilles De Robien was born on April 10, 1941 in Cocquerel. 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 82-year-old politician 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 politician of Gilles De Robien's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (73%) of respondents think those Gilles De Robien death rumors are not funny anymore.

Gilles De Robien Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (February 29) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Gilles De Robien 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 politician. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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