News of model Liu Wen’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 35-year-old model is alive and well.
UPDATE 01/10/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Liu Wen death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Liu Wen’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Chinese model’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (September 29, 2023), our beloved model Liu Wen passed away. Liu Wen was born on January 27, 1988 in Yongzhou. 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 35-year-old model 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 Chinese network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a model of Liu Wen's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (84%) of respondents think those Liu Wen death rumors are not funny anymore.
Liu Wen Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Saturday (September 30) the model's reps officially confirmed that Liu Wen 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 model. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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