News of princess Infanta Cristina’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the Duchess of Palma de Mallorca is alive and well.
UPDATE 21/01/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Infanta Cristina death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the princess’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Infanta Cristina’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Spanish princess’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (January 19, 2019), our beloved princess Infanta Cristina passed away. Infanta Cristina (daughter of Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain) was born on June 13, 1965 in Madrid. 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 53-year-old princess 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 Spanish network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a princess of Infanta Cristina's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (85%) of respondents think those Infanta Cristina death rumors are not funny anymore.
Infanta Cristina Death Hoax Dismissed Since Princess Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (January 20) the princess' reps officially confirmed that Infanta Cristina 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 princess. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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