“Julia Gillard dead 2022” : Former Australian Prime Minister killed by internet death hoax

Julia Gillard is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of politician Julia Gillard’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 former Australian Prime Minister is alive and well.

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

Julia Gillard death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (December 08, 2022), our beloved politician Julia Gillard passed away. Julia Gillard was born on September 29, 1961 in Barry. 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 61-year-old politician 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 politician of Julia Gillard's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (53%) of respondents think those Julia Gillard death rumors are not funny anymore.

Julia Gillard Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (December 09) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Julia Gillard 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 politician. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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