“Jacques-Alain Miller dead 2020” : Philosopher killed by internet death hoax

Jacques-Alain Miller is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of philosopher Jacques-Alain Miller’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 76-year-old philosopher is alive and well.

UPDATE 18/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jacques-Alain Miller death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the philosopher’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Jacques-Alain Miller’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French philosopher’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (September 16, 2020), our beloved philosopher Jacques-Alain Miller passed away. Jacques-Alain Miller was born on February 14, 1944 in Châteauroux. 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 76-year-old philosopher 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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a philosopher of Jacques-Alain Miller's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (69%) of respondents think those Jacques-Alain Miller death rumors are not funny anymore.

Jacques-Alain Miller Death Hoax Dismissed Since Philosopher Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (September 17) the philosopher's reps officially confirmed that Jacques-Alain Miller 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 philosopher. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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