“Jennylyn Mercado dead 2022” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Jennylyn Mercado is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Jennylyn Mercado’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2022 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actress best known for her role in The Bride and the Lover is alive and well.

UPDATE 10/12/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jennylyn Mercado death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Jennylyn Mercado’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Filipino actress’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (December 08, 2022), our beloved actress Jennylyn Mercado passed away. Jennylyn Mercado was born on May 15, 1987 in Las Piñas City. She 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 35-year-old actress, singer and songwriter 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 Filipino network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Jennylyn Mercado's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (60%) of respondents think those Jennylyn Mercado death rumors are not funny anymore.

Jennylyn Mercado Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (December 09) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Jennylyn Mercado is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She'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 actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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