“Miesha Tate dead 2020” : Former Strikeforce champion killed by internet death hoax

Miesha Tate is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of athlete Miesha Tate’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 former Strikeforce champion is alive and well.

UPDATE 15/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Miesha Tate death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the athlete’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Miesha Tate’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American athlete’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (August 13, 2020), our beloved athlete Miesha Tate passed away. Miesha Tate was born on August 18, 1986 in Tacoma. 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 33-year-old athlete 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 American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an athlete of Miesha Tate'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 Miesha Tate death rumors are not funny anymore.

Miesha Tate Death Hoax Dismissed Since Athlete Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (August 14) the athlete's reps officially confirmed that Miesha Tate 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 athlete. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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