News of actress Sheryl Cruz’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actress best known for her album Sheryl is alive and well.
UPDATE 15/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Sheryl Cruz death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Sheryl Cruz’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Filipino actress’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (May 13, 2021), our beloved actress Sheryl Cruz passed away. Sheryl Cruz was born on April 5, 1974 in Makati City. 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 47-year-old actress and singer 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 Filipino network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Sheryl Cruz's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 59% still think false Sheryl Cruz death rumors are funny.
Sheryl Cruz Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Friday (May 14) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Sheryl Cruz 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 actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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