News of comedienne Mimie Mathy’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the comedienne best known for her role on the television series Josephine, Guardian Angel is alive and well.
UPDATE 22/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Mimie Mathy death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the comedienne’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Mimie Mathy’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French comedienne’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (October 20, 2021), our beloved comedienne Mimie Mathy passed away. Mimie Mathy was born on July 8, 1957 in Lyon. 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 64-year-old comedienne and 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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a comedienne of Mimie Mathy's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (75%) of respondents think those Mimie Mathy death rumors are not funny anymore.
Mimie Mathy Death Hoax Dismissed Since Comedienne Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Thursday (October 21) the comedienne's reps officially confirmed that Mimie Mathy 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 comedienne. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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