“Stephen Chow dead 2022” : The King of Comedy killed by internet death hoax

Stephen Chow is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actor Stephen Chow’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 2022 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the King of Comedy is alive and well.

UPDATE 06/07/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Stephen Chow death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Stephen Chow’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the actor’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (July 04, 2022), our beloved actor Stephen Chow passed away. Stephen Chow was born on June 22, 1962 in Hong Kong. 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 60-year-old actor, comedian, director, screenwriter and producer 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 network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Stephen Chow's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (67%) of respondents think those Stephen Chow death rumors are not funny anymore.

Stephen Chow Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (July 05) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Stephen Chow 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 actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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