“Jean-François Stévenin dead 2020” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

Jean-François Stévenin is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actor Jean-François Stévenin’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2020 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 role in Cold Moon is alive and well.

UPDATE 25/05/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jean-François Stévenin death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Jean-François Stévenin’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French actor’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (May 23, 2020), our beloved actor Jean-François Stévenin passed away. Jean-François Stévenin was born on April 23, 1944 in Lons-le-Saunier. 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 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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Jean-François Stévenin's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (74%) of respondents think those Jean-François Stévenin death rumors are not funny anymore.

Jean-François Stévenin Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Sunday (May 24) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Jean-François Stévenin 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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