“Len Goodman dead 2020” : Dancer killed by internet death hoax

Len Goodman is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of dancer Len Goodman’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, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ judge is alive and well.

UPDATE 24/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Len Goodman death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (September 22, 2020), our beloved dancer Len Goodman passed away. Len Goodman was born on April 25, 1944 in Bromley. 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 76-year-old dancer 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 dancer of Len Goodman's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 55% still think false Len Goodman death rumors are funny.

Len Goodman Death Hoax Dismissed Since Dancer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (September 23) the dancer's reps officially confirmed that Len Goodman 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 dancer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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