“Rafe Spall dead 2022” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

Rafe Spall is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of actor Rafe Spall’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2022 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in I Give It a Year, Life of Pi or Prometheus is alive and well.

UPDATE 10/12/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Rafe Spall death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Rafe Spall’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the English actor’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (December 08, 2022), our beloved actor Rafe Spall passed away. Rafe Spall was born on March 10, 1983 in London. 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 39-year-old actor 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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Rafe Spall's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 86% still think false Rafe Spall death rumors are funny.

Rafe Spall Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (December 09) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Rafe Spall 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 actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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