“Laura Dern dead 2020” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Laura Dern is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of actress Laura Dern’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actress best known for her roles in The Fault in Our Stars, I Am Sam or Jurassic Park is alive and well.

UPDATE 18/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Laura Dern death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (September 16, 2020), our beloved actress Laura Dern passed away. Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles. 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 53-year-old actress, director and producer 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 an actress of Laura Dern's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (87%) of respondents think those Laura Dern death rumors are not funny anymore.

Laura Dern Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (September 17) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Laura Dern 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 actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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