“Jeb Bush dead 2019” : Politician killed by internet death hoax

Jeb Bush is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of politician Jeb Bush’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 66-year-old politician is alive and well.

UPDATE 22/03/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jeb Bush death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the politician’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Jeb Bush’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American politician’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (March 20, 2019), our beloved politician Jeb Bush passed away. Jeb Bush (son of George Bush and Barbara Bush) was born on February 11, 1953 in Midland. 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 66-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 American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a politician of Jeb Bush's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (80%) of respondents think those Jeb Bush death rumors are not funny anymore.

Jeb Bush Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (March 21) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Jeb Bush 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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