News of heir Sasha Obama’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 19-year-old heir is alive and well.
UPDATE 23/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Sasha Obama death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the heir’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Sasha Obama’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American heir’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (January 21, 2021), our beloved heir Sasha Obama passed away. Sasha Obama (daughter of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama) was born on June 10, 2001 in Chicago. 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 19-year-old heir 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 heir of Sasha Obama's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 54% still think false Sasha Obama death rumors are funny.
Sasha Obama Death Hoax Dismissed Since Heir Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Friday (January 22) the heir's reps officially confirmed that Sasha Obama 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 heir. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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