News of footballer Isaac Cuenca’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 30-year-old footballer is alive and well.
UPDATE 19/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Isaac Cuenca death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the footballer’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Isaac Cuenca’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Spanish footballer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (June 17, 2021), our beloved footballer Isaac Cuenca passed away. Isaac Cuenca was born on April 27, 1991 in Reus. 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 30-year-old footballer 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 footballer of Isaac Cuenca's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (73%) of respondents think those Isaac Cuenca death rumors are not funny anymore.
Isaac Cuenca Death Hoax Dismissed Since Footballer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Friday (June 18) the footballer's reps officially confirmed that Isaac Cuenca 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 footballer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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