“Liya Kebede dead 2020” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Liya Kebede is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Liya Kebede’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, the actress best known for her roles in Black Gold or Desert Flower is alive and well.

UPDATE 30/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Liya Kebede death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (September 28, 2020), our beloved actress Liya Kebede passed away. Liya Kebede was born on March 1, 1978 in Addis Ababa. 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 42-year-old actress, model, business woman and fashion designer 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 Ethiopian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Liya Kebede's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (71%) of respondents think those Liya Kebede death rumors are not funny anymore.

Liya Kebede Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (September 29) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Liya Kebede 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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