“Julian Barratt dead 2021” : ‘The Mighty Boosh’ creator killed by internet death hoax

Julian Barratt is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of comedian Julian Barratt’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the creator of The Mighty Boosh is alive and well.

UPDATE 22/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Julian Barratt death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (June 20, 2021), our beloved comedian Julian Barratt passed away. Julian Barratt was born on May 4, 1968 in Leeds. 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 53-year-old comedian, actor and musician 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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a comedian of Julian Barratt's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (51%) of respondents think those Julian Barratt death rumors are not funny anymore.

Julian Barratt Death Hoax Dismissed Since Comedian Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (June 21) the comedian's reps officially confirmed that Julian Barratt 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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