“Sofia Richie dead 2021” : Model killed by internet death hoax

Sofia Richie is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of model Sofia Richie’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 22-year-old model is alive and well.

UPDATE 12/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Sofia Richie death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Sofia Richie’ 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 Thursday (June 10, 2021), our beloved model Sofia Richie passed away. Sofia Richie (daughter of Lionel Richie) was born on August 24, 1998 in Los Angeles. 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 22-year-old model 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 Sofia Richie's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (52%) of respondents think those Sofia Richie death rumors are not funny anymore.

Sofia Richie Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (June 11) the model's reps officially confirmed that Sofia Richie 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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