News of singer Regine Velasquez’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2018 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 her hit song I'll Never Love This Way Again is alive and well.
UPDATE 16/08/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Regine Velasquez death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Regine Velasquez’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Filipino singer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (August 14, 2018), our beloved singer Regine Velasquez passed away. Regine Velasquez was born on April 22, 1970 in Tondo. 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 48-year-old singer and actress 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 Filipino network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Regine Velasquez's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (52%) of respondents think those Regine Velasquez death rumors are not funny anymore.
Regine Velasquez Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Wednesday (August 15) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Regine Velasquez 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 singer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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