News of actor Liam Neeson’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Batman Begins, The Phantom Menace or Schindler's List is alive and well.
UPDATE 07/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Liam Neeson death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Liam Neeson’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Irish actor’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (February 05, 2023), our beloved actor Liam Neeson passed away. Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena. 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 70-year-old actor 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 Irish network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Liam Neeson'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 Liam Neeson death rumors are not funny anymore.
Liam Neeson Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Monday (February 06) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Liam Neeson 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 actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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