“Rajeev Khandelwal dead 2020” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

Rajeev Khandelwal is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actor Rajeev Khandelwal’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2020 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 Fever or Table No. 21 is alive and well.

UPDATE 27/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Rajeev Khandelwal death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (October 25, 2020), our beloved actor Rajeev Khandelwal passed away. Rajeev Khandelwal was born on October 16, 1975 in Jaipur. 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 45-year-old actor, singer and television host 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 actor of Rajeev Khandelwal's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (89%) of respondents think those Rajeev Khandelwal death rumors are not funny anymore.

Rajeev Khandelwal Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (October 26) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Rajeev Khandelwal 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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