“Luke Evans dead 2020” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

Luke Evans is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of actor Luke Evans’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 actor best known for his roles in Beauty and the Beast, The Hobbit, Fast & Furious 6 or The Three Musketeers is alive and well.

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

Luke Evans death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (August 09, 2020), our beloved actor Luke Evans passed away. Luke Evans was born on April 15, 1979 in Aberbargoed. 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 41-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 Scottish network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Luke Evans' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (70%) of respondents think those Luke Evans death rumors are not funny anymore.

Luke Evans Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (August 10) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Luke Evans 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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