News of fashion designer Nati Abascal’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, the former Duchess of Feria is alive and well.
UPDATE 01/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Nati Abascal death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the fashion designer’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Nati Abascal’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Spanish fashion designer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (November 29, 2020), our beloved fashion designer Nati Abascal passed away. Nati Abascal was born on April 2, 1943 in Seville. 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 77-year-old fashion designer 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 fashion designer of Nati Abascal's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (69%) of respondents think those Nati Abascal death rumors are not funny anymore.
Nati Abascal Death Hoax Dismissed Since Fashion designer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Monday (November 30) the fashion designer's reps officially confirmed that Nati Abascal 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 fashion designer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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