“Victoria Silvstedt dead 2020” : Model killed by internet death hoax

Victoria Silvstedt is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of model Victoria Silvstedt’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the former host of ‘La Roue de la fortune’ is alive and well.

UPDATE 25/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Victoria Silvstedt death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (September 23, 2020), our beloved model Victoria Silvstedt passed away. Victoria Silvstedt was born on September 19, 1974 in Skelleftehamn. 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 46-year-old model, actress, singer and television host 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 Swedish network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a model of Victoria Silvstedt's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (91%) of respondents think those Victoria Silvstedt death rumors are not funny anymore.

Victoria Silvstedt Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (September 24) the model's reps officially confirmed that Victoria Silvstedt 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 model. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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