News of actor Brad Pitt’s death extends quickly earlier this week cause concern among fans across the world. However the August 2013 report has now been established as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of false celebrity death reports.
A rumor of the actor’s supposed gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Brad Pitt’ Facebook page involved almost one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a credible account of the American actor’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (August 05, 2013), our beloved actor Brad Pitt passed away. Brad Pitt was born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and pity by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans right away started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sorrow that the gifted 49-year-old actor and producer was dead. And as usual, Twitter sphere was frenzied over the bereavement hoax.
Whereas some trusting fans thought the post, others were right away skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the vast amount of false death reports rising about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been approved on any major American network, representing that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Brad Pitt’s stature would be main news across networks.
Brad Pitt Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive and Well’
On Tuesday (August 06) the actor’s reps formally confirmed that Brad Pitt is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been mistreated by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believe 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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