News of politician Noël Mamère’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the mayor of Bègles is alive and well.
UPDATE 29/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Noël Mamère death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the politician’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Noël Mamère’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French politician’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (September 27, 2020), our beloved politician Noël Mamère passed away. Noël Mamère was born on December 25, 1948 in Libourne. He 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 71-year-old politician and journalist 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 politician of Noël Mamère's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (91%) of respondents think those Noël Mamère death rumors are not funny anymore.
Noël Mamère Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Monday (September 28) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Noël Mamère is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He'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 politician. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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