“Patrick Dupond dead 2020” : Dancer killed by internet death hoax

Patrick Dupond is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of dancer Patrick Dupond’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 61-year-old dancer is alive and well.

UPDATE 23/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Patrick Dupond death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the dancer’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Patrick Dupond’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French dancer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (September 21, 2020), our beloved dancer Patrick Dupond passed away. Patrick Dupond was born on March 14, 1959 in Paris. 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 61-year-old dancer 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 dancer of Patrick Dupond's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (76%) of respondents think those Patrick Dupond death rumors are not funny anymore.

Patrick Dupond Death Hoax Dismissed Since Dancer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (September 22) the dancer's reps officially confirmed that Patrick Dupond 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 dancer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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