“Lena Olin dead 2020” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Lena Olin is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Lena Olin’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 actress best known for her roles in The Reader, Alias or The Unbearable Lightness of Being is alive and well.

UPDATE 11/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Lena Olin death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (August 09, 2020), our beloved actress Lena Olin passed away. Lena Olin was born on March 22, 1955 in Stockholm. 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 65-year-old actress 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 Swedish network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Lena Olin's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (81%) of respondents think those Lena Olin death rumors are not funny anymore.

Lena Olin Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (August 10) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Lena Olin 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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