“Priyanka Chopra dead 2020” : Miss World 2000 killed by internet death hoax

Priyanka Chopra is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actress Priyanka Chopra’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Miss World 2000 is alive and well.

UPDATE 25/05/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Priyanka Chopra death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Priyanka Chopra’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Indian actress’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (May 23, 2020), our beloved actress Priyanka Chopra passed away. Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur. 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 37-year-old actress, singer, songwriter and model 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 Indian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Priyanka Chopra's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (67%) of respondents think those Priyanka Chopra death rumors are not funny anymore.

Priyanka Chopra Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Sunday (May 24) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Priyanka Chopra 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 actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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