News of monarch Queen Silvia of Sweden’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 75-year-old monarch is alive and well.
UPDATE 18/02/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Queen Silvia of Sweden death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the monarch’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Queen Silvia of Sweden’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Swedish monarch’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (February 16, 2019), our beloved monarch Queen Silvia of Sweden passed away. Queen Silvia of Sweden was born on December 23, 1943 in Heidelberg. 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 75-year-old monarch 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 Swedish network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a monarch of Queen Silvia of Sweden'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 Queen Silvia of Sweden death rumors are not funny anymore.
Queen Silvia of Sweden Death Hoax Dismissed Since Monarch Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (February 17) the monarch's reps officially confirmed that Queen Silvia of Sweden 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 monarch. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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