“Thierry Marx dead 2021” : Chef killed by internet death hoax

Thierry Marx is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of chef Thierry Marx’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 58-year-old chef is alive and well.

UPDATE 15/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Thierry Marx death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the chef’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Thierry Marx’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French chef’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (January 13, 2021), our beloved chef Thierry Marx passed away. Thierry Marx was born on September 11, 1962 in Paris. 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 58-year-old chef 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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a chef of Thierry Marx's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (76%) of respondents think those Thierry Marx death rumors are not funny anymore.

Thierry Marx Death Hoax Dismissed Since Chef Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (January 14) the chef's reps officially confirmed that Thierry Marx 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 chef. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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