News of model Sara Jean Underwood’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the former host of ‘Attack of the Show’ is alive and well.
UPDATE 27/05/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Sara Jean Underwood death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Sara Jean Underwood’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American model’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (May 25, 2020), our beloved model Sara Jean Underwood passed away. Sara Jean Underwood was born on March 26, 1984 in Portland. 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 36-year-old model 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 American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a model of Sara Jean Underwood's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (79%) of respondents think those Sara Jean Underwood death rumors are not funny anymore.
Sara Jean Underwood Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Tuesday (May 26) the model's reps officially confirmed that Sara Jean Underwood 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 model. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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