“Laurent Fabius dead 2018” : French constitutional council president killed by internet death hoax

Laurent Fabius is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of politician Laurent Fabius’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2018 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the French constitutional council president is alive and well.

UPDATE 14/11/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Laurent Fabius death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (November 12, 2018), our beloved politician Laurent Fabius passed away. Laurent Fabius was born on August 20, 1946 in Paris. 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 72-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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a politician of Laurent Fabius' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (71%) of respondents think those Laurent Fabius death rumors are not funny anymore.

Laurent Fabius Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (November 13) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Laurent Fabius 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 politician. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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