News of singer Paloma Faith’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for her hit song Only Love Can Hurt Like This is alive and well.
UPDATE 16/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Paloma Faith death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Paloma Faith’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the English singer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (January 14, 2021), our beloved singer Paloma Faith passed away. Paloma Faith was born on July 21, 1981 in London. 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 39-year-old singer, songwriter 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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Paloma Faith's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 53% still think false Paloma Faith death rumors are funny.
Paloma Faith Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Friday (January 15) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Paloma Faith 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 singer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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