“James D'Arcy dead 2021” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

James D'Arcy is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actor James D'Arcy’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 actor best known for his roles in Secret Diary of a Call Girl or Master and Commander is alive and well.

UPDATE 20/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

James D'Arcy death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. James D'Arcy’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the English actor’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (January 18, 2021), our beloved actor James D'Arcy passed away. James D'Arcy was born on August 24, 1975 in London. 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 45-year-old actor 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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of James D'Arcy's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (68%) of respondents think those James D'Arcy death rumors are not funny anymore.

James D'Arcy Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (January 19) the actor's reps officially confirmed that James D'Arcy 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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