“Greg Davies dead 2020” : Comedian killed by internet death hoax

Greg Davies is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of comedian Greg Davies’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the comedian best known for his roles in The Inbetweeners, Man Down or Cuckoo is alive and well.

UPDATE 30/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Greg Davies death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (September 28, 2020), our beloved comedian Greg Davies passed away. Greg Davies was born on May 14, 1968 in St Asaph. 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 52-year-old comedian and actor 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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a comedian of Greg Davies' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (87%) of respondents think those Greg Davies death rumors are not funny anymore.

Greg Davies Death Hoax Dismissed Since Comedian Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (September 29) the comedian's reps officially confirmed that Greg Davies 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 comedian. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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