“Stephanie Leonidas dead 2023” : Actress killed by internet death hoax
- By Jessica Simpson
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- Hot May 28, 2023
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- Rumor Central May 2023
News of actress Stephanie Leonidas’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2023 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 role on the television series Defiance is alive and well.
UPDATE 29/05/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Stephanie Leonidas death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Stephanie Leonidas’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the English actress’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (May 27, 2023), our beloved actress Stephanie Leonidas passed away. Stephanie Leonidas was born on February 14, 1984 in London. 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 39-year-old 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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Stephanie Leonidas' stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (74%) of respondents think those Stephanie Leonidas death rumors are not funny anymore.
Stephanie Leonidas Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actress Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (May 28) the actress' reps officially confirmed that Stephanie Leonidas 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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