News of model Petra Nemcova’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2022 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 43-year-old model is alive and well.
UPDATE 15/08/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Petra Nemcova death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Petra Nemcova’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Czech model’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (August 13, 2022), our beloved model Petra Nemcova passed away. Petra Nemcova was born on June 24, 1979 in Karviná. 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 43-year-old model and television host 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 Czech network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a model of Petra Nemcova's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (72%) of respondents think those Petra Nemcova death rumors are not funny anymore.
Petra Nemcova Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (August 14) the model's reps officially confirmed that Petra Nemcova 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 model. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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