“Terry Richardson dead 2019” : Photographer killed by internet death hoax

Terry Richardson is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of photographer Terry Richardson’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 54-year-old photographer is alive and well.

UPDATE 18/08/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Terry Richardson death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the photographer’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Terry Richardson’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American photographer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (August 16, 2019), our beloved photographer Terry Richardson passed away. Terry Richardson was born on August 14, 1965 in New York. 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 54-year-old photographer 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 photographer of Terry Richardson's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (94%) of respondents think those Terry Richardson death rumors are not funny anymore.

Terry Richardson Death Hoax Dismissed Since Photographer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Saturday (August 17) the photographer's reps officially confirmed that Terry Richardson 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 photographer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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