“Joel McHale dead 2024” : Comedian killed by internet death hoax

Joel McHale is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of comedian Joel McHale’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the comedian best known for his role on the television series Community is alive and well.

UPDATE 16/06/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Joel McHale death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (June 14, 2024), our beloved comedian Joel McHale passed away. Joel McHale was born on November 20, 1971 in Rome. 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 52-year-old comedian, actor and author 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 comedian of Joel McHale's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (68%) of respondents think those Joel McHale death rumors are not funny anymore.

Joel McHale Death Hoax Dismissed Since Comedian Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Saturday (June 15) the comedian's reps officially confirmed that Joel McHale 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 comedian. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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