“Vincent Gallo dead 2020” : Director killed by internet death hoax

Vincent Gallo is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of director Vincent Gallo’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 director best known for his roles in The Brown Bunny or Arizona Dream is alive and well.

UPDATE 20/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Vincent Gallo death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (September 18, 2020), our beloved director Vincent Gallo passed away. Vincent Gallo was born on April 11, 1962 in Buffalo. 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 director, actor, musician and model 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 director of Vincent Gallo's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (79%) of respondents think those Vincent Gallo death rumors are not funny anymore.

Vincent Gallo Death Hoax Dismissed Since Director Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Saturday (September 19) the director's reps officially confirmed that Vincent Gallo 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 director. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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