“João Vicente De Castro dead 2020” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

João Vicente De Castro is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actor João Vicente De Castro’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 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 on the television series A Mulher do Prefeito is alive and well.

UPDATE 25/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

João Vicente De Castro death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. João Vicente De Castro’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Brazilian actor’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (November 23, 2020), our beloved actor João Vicente De Castro passed away. João Vicente De Castro was born on March 27, 1983 in Rio de Janeiro. 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 37-year-old actor and comedian 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 Brazilian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of João Vicente De Castro's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (54%) of respondents think those João Vicente De Castro death rumors are not funny anymore.

João Vicente De Castro Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (November 24) the actor's reps officially confirmed that João Vicente De Castro 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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