News of model Jessica Gomes’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 36-year-old model is alive and well.
UPDATE 06/12/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Jessica Gomes death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Jessica Gomes’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Australian model’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (December 04, 2021), our beloved model Jessica Gomes passed away. Jessica Gomes was born on September 25, 1985 in Perth. 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 36-year-old model 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 Australian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a model of Jessica Gomes' stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (76%) of respondents think those Jessica Gomes death rumors are not funny anymore.
Jessica Gomes Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (December 05) the model's reps officially confirmed that Jessica Gomes 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 model. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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