“Grace Phipps dead 2020” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Grace Phipps is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Grace Phipps’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2020 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 The Vampire Diaries or Teen Beach Movie is alive and well.

UPDATE 12/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Grace Phipps death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Grace Phipps’ 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 (August 10, 2020), our beloved actress Grace Phipps passed away. Grace Phipps was born on May 4, 1992 in Austin. 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 28-year-old actress and singer 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 Grace Phipps' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (89%) of respondents think those Grace Phipps death rumors are not funny anymore.

Grace Phipps Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (August 11) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Grace Phipps 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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