“Lindsey Vonn dead 2020” : Athlete killed by internet death hoax

Lindsey Vonn is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of athlete Lindsey Vonn’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 36-year-old athlete is alive and well.

UPDATE 26/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Lindsey Vonn death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (November 24, 2020), our beloved athlete Lindsey Vonn passed away. Lindsey Vonn was born on October 18, 1984 in St. Paul. 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 36-year-old athlete 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 athlete of Lindsey Vonn's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 54% still think false Lindsey Vonn death rumors are funny.

Lindsey Vonn Death Hoax Dismissed Since Athlete Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (November 25) the athlete's reps officially confirmed that Lindsey Vonn 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 athlete. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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