News of singer Philippe Lavil’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 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 hit songs like Elle préfère l'amour en mer or Il tape sur des bambous is alive and well.
UPDATE 13/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Philippe Lavil death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Philippe Lavil’ 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 Friday (June 11, 2021), our beloved singer Philippe Lavil passed away. Philippe Lavil was born on September 26, 1947 in Fort-de-France. 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 73-year-old singer and songwriter 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 Philippe Lavil's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (78%) of respondents think those Philippe Lavil death rumors are not funny anymore.
Philippe Lavil Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Saturday (June 12) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Philippe Lavil 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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