“Will Ferrell dead 2020” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

Will Ferrell is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actor Will Ferrell’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 actor best known as cast member of Saturday Night Live is alive and well.

UPDATE 30/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Will Ferrell death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (September 28, 2020), our beloved actor Will Ferrell passed away. Will Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967 in Irvine. 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 53-year-old actor, comedian and author 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 an actor of Will Ferrell's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (81%) of respondents think those Will Ferrell death rumors are not funny anymore.

Will Ferrell Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (September 29) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Will Ferrell 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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