“Jean-Marc Ayrault dead 2021” : French Foreign Minister killed by internet death hoax

Jean-Marc Ayrault is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of politician Jean-Marc Ayrault’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 French Foreign Minister is alive and well.

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

Jean-Marc Ayrault death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (January 18, 2021), our beloved politician Jean-Marc Ayrault passed away. Jean-Marc Ayrault was born on January 25, 1950 in Maulévrier. 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 70-year-old politician 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 politician of Jean-Marc Ayrault's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (94%) of respondents think those Jean-Marc Ayrault death rumors are not funny anymore.

Jean-Marc Ayrault Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (January 19) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Jean-Marc Ayrault 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 politician. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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