News of model Lacey Banghard’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the model best known as cast member of Celebrity Big Brother in 2013 is alive and well.
UPDATE 22/08/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Lacey Banghard death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Lacey Banghard’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the English model’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (August 20, 2019), our beloved model Lacey Banghard passed away. Lacey Banghard was born on April 28, 1992 in Bedford. 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 27-year-old 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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a model of Lacey Banghard's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (83%) of respondents think those Lacey Banghard death rumors are not funny anymore.
Lacey Banghard Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Wednesday (August 21) the model's reps officially confirmed that Lacey Banghard 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 model. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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