“Maruschka Detmers dead 2017” : Actress killed by internet death hoax

Maruschka Detmers is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Maruschka Detmers’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2017 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 role in First Name: Carmen is alive and well.

UPDATE 17/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Maruschka Detmers death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (December 15, 2017), our beloved actress Maruschka Detmers passed away. Maruschka Detmers was born on December 16, 1962 in Schoonebeek. 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 55-year-old actress 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 Dutch network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Maruschka Detmers' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (72%) of respondents think those Maruschka Detmers death rumors are not funny anymore.

Maruschka Detmers Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Saturday (December 16) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Maruschka Detmers 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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