“María José Suárez dead 2020” : Miss Spain 1996 killed by internet death hoax

María José Suárez is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of model María José Suárez’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, Miss Spain 1996 is alive and well.

UPDATE 28/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

María José Suárez death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. María José Suárez’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Spanish model’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (November 26, 2020), our beloved model María José Suárez passed away. María José Suárez was born on March 1, 1975 in Sevilla. 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 45-year-old model and television host 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 Spanish network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a model of María José Suárez'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 María José Suárez death rumors are not funny anymore.

María José Suárez Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (November 27) the model's reps officially confirmed that María José Suárez 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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