“Harry Dean Stanton dead 2023” : Actor killed by internet death hoax
- By Jessica Simpson
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- Cinema May 31, 2023
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News of actor Harry Dean Stanton’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in The Green Mile or Paris, Texas is alive and well.
UPDATE 03/06/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Harry Dean Stanton death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actor’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (June 01, 2023), our beloved actor Harry Dean Stanton passed away. Harry Dean Stanton was born on July 14, 1926 in West Irvine. 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 96-year-old actor 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 actor of Harry Dean Stanton's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (91%) of respondents think those Harry Dean Stanton death rumors are not funny anymore.
Harry Dean Stanton Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Friday (June 02) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Harry Dean Stanton 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 actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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