“Kendall Vertes dead 2020” : Dancer killed by internet death hoax

Kendall Vertes is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of dancer Kendall Vertes’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 dancer best known as cast member of Dance Moms in 2012 is alive and well.

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

Kendall Vertes death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (August 10, 2020), our beloved dancer Kendall Vertes passed away. Kendall Vertes was born on December 9, 2002 in Pittsburgh. 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 17-year-old dancer and model 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 dancer of Kendall Vertes' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (86%) of respondents think those Kendall Vertes death rumors are not funny anymore.

Kendall Vertes Death Hoax Dismissed Since Dancer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (August 11) the dancer's reps officially confirmed that Kendall Vertes 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 dancer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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