News of actor Terence Hill’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Crime Busters or They Call Me Trinity is alive and well.
UPDATE 18/02/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Terence Hill death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Terence Hill’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Italian actor’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (February 16, 2019), our beloved actor Terence Hill passed away. Terence Hill was born on March 29, 1939 in Venice. 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 79-year-old actor 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 Italian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Terence Hill's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (82%) of respondents think those Terence Hill death rumors are not funny anymore.
Terence Hill Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (February 17) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Terence Hill 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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