“Hiam Abbass dead 2021” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Hiam Abbass is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Hiam Abbass’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2021 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 Lemon Tree or Munich is alive and well.

UPDATE 19/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Hiam Abbass death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Hiam Abbass’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Israelian actress’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (January 17, 2021), our beloved actress Hiam Abbass passed away. Hiam Abbass was born on November 30, 1960 in Nazareth. 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 60-year-old actress and director 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 Israelian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Hiam Abbass' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 73% still think false Hiam Abbass death rumors are funny.

Hiam Abbass Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (January 18) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Hiam Abbass 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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