“Sébastien Grosjean dead 2021” : Tennis player killed by internet death hoax

Sébastien Grosjean is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of tennis player Sébastien Grosjean’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 42-year-old tennis player is alive and well.

UPDATE 22/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Sébastien Grosjean death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the tennis player’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Sébastien Grosjean’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French tennis player’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (January 20, 2021), our beloved tennis player Sébastien Grosjean passed away. Sébastien Grosjean was born on May 29, 1978 in Marseille. 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 42-year-old tennis player 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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a tennis player of Sébastien Grosjean's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (91%) of respondents think those Sébastien Grosjean death rumors are not funny anymore.

Sébastien Grosjean Death Hoax Dismissed Since Tennis player Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (January 21) the tennis player's reps officially confirmed that Sébastien Grosjean 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 tennis player. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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