“Ryan Giggs dead 2020” : Footballer killed by internet death hoax

Ryan Giggs is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of footballer Ryan Giggs’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 46-year-old footballer is alive and well.

UPDATE 18/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Ryan Giggs death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (September 16, 2020), our beloved footballer Ryan Giggs passed away. Ryan Giggs was born on November 29, 1973 in Cardiff. 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 46-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 Welsh network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a footballer of Ryan Giggs' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 69% still think false Ryan Giggs death rumors are funny.

Ryan Giggs Death Hoax Dismissed Since Footballer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (September 17) the footballer's reps officially confirmed that Ryan Giggs 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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