“Omar al-Bashir dead 2020” : Sudanese president killed by internet death hoax

Omar al-Bashir is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of politician Omar al-Bashir’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the Sudanese president is alive and well.

UPDATE 04/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Omar al-Bashir death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the politician’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Omar al-Bashir’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Sudanese politician’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (December 02, 2020), our beloved politician Omar al-Bashir passed away. Omar al-Bashir was born on January 1, 1944 in Hosh Bonnaga. 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 76-year-old politician 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 Sudanese network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a politician of Omar al-Bashir's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (92%) of respondents think those Omar al-Bashir death rumors are not funny anymore.

Omar al-Bashir Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (December 03) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Omar al-Bashir 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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