“Pierre Perret dead 2021” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Pierre Perret is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of singer Pierre Perret’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 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 Lily, Le Zizi or Les Jolies Colonies de Vacances is alive and well.

UPDATE 27/07/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Pierre Perret death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Pierre Perret’ 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 Sunday (July 25, 2021), our beloved singer Pierre Perret passed away. Pierre Perret was born on July 9, 1934 in Castelsarrasin. 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 87-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist 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 Pierre Perret's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (80%) of respondents think those Pierre Perret death rumors are not funny anymore.

Pierre Perret Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (July 26) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Pierre Perret 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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