“Samantha Barks dead 2020” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Samantha Barks is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of singer Samantha Barks’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2020 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 role in Les Misérables is alive and well.

UPDATE 15/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Samantha Barks death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (August 13, 2020), our beloved singer Samantha Barks passed away. Samantha Barks was born on October 2, 1990 in Laxey. 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 29-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 Manx network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Samantha Barks' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (76%) of respondents think those Samantha Barks death rumors are not funny anymore.

Samantha Barks Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (August 14) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Samantha Barks 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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