“Juan Carlos Ferrero dead 2020” : Tennis player killed by internet death hoax

Juan Carlos Ferrero is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of tennis player Juan Carlos Ferrero’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 40-year-old tennis player is alive and well.

UPDATE 12/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Juan Carlos Ferrero death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the tennis player’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Juan Carlos Ferrero’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Spanish tennis player’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (August 10, 2020), our beloved tennis player Juan Carlos Ferrero passed away. Juan Carlos Ferrero was born on February 12, 1980 in Ontinyent. 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 40-year-old tennis player 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 Spanish network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a tennis player of Juan Carlos Ferrero's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (77%) of respondents think those Juan Carlos Ferrero death rumors are not funny anymore.

Juan Carlos Ferrero Death Hoax Dismissed Since Tennis player Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (August 11) the tennis player's reps officially confirmed that Juan Carlos Ferrero 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 tennis player. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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