“Roger Milla dead 2020” : Footballer killed by internet death hoax

Roger Milla is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of footballer Roger Milla’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 68-year-old footballer is alive and well.

UPDATE 29/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Roger Milla death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the footballer’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Roger Milla’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Cameroonian footballer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (November 27, 2020), our beloved footballer Roger Milla passed away. Roger Milla was born on May 20, 1952 in Yaoundé. 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 68-year-old footballer 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 Cameroonian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a footballer of Roger Milla's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (73%) of respondents think those Roger Milla death rumors are not funny anymore.

Roger Milla Death Hoax Dismissed Since Footballer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Saturday (November 28) the footballer's reps officially confirmed that Roger Milla 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 footballer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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