News of singer Patrick Bruel’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2022 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 hit songs like Qui a le droit or Casser la voix is alive and well.
UPDATE 26/11/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Patrick Bruel death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Patrick Bruel’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French singer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (November 24, 2022), our beloved singer Patrick Bruel passed away. Patrick Bruel was born on May 14, 1959 in Tlemcen. 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 63-year-old singer and actor 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 singer of Patrick Bruel's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (93%) of respondents think those Patrick Bruel death rumors are not funny anymore.
Patrick Bruel Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Friday (November 25) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Patrick Bruel 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 singer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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