Earlier this week, news of actress Susan Sarandon’s death spread quickly and attracted the attention of fans around the world. However, the August 2021 report has now been confirmed as an outright scam and is just the latest in a series of false reports of celebrity deaths. Fortunately, the actress, known for her roles in The Walking Dead, Thelma and Louise, or The Rocky Horror Show, is still alive.
Susan Sarandon death scam spreads on Facebook
On Friday, after the Facebook page “RIP Susan Sarandon” attracted almost a million “likes”, rumors about the alleged disappearance of the actress drew attention. People who read the “About” page received reliable reports about the death of the American actress:
“On Friday (August 27, 2021) around 11 am ET, our beloved actress Susan Sarandon passed away. Susan Sarandon was born on October 4, 1946 in New York. We will miss her, but we will not forget her. Please Please express your sympathy and condolences by commenting and liking this page. “
Hundreds of fans immediately began writing their condolences on the Facebook page, expressing their grief at the passing of the talented 74-year-old actress. And, as usual, the Twittersphere was shocked by this death hoax.
Although some unsuspecting fans believed this article, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning a lesson from the countless false reports of celebrity deaths that have surfaced in recent months.
Someone pointed out that this news was not broadcast on any of the major networks in the United States, stating that it was a false report, because the death of an actress like Susan Sarandon would become big news on the Internet.
A recent poll for The Celebrity Post found that the vast majority (68%) of respondents believed that rumors about Susan Sarandon’s death were no longer interesting.
Susan Sarandon’s death joke was ruled out because the actress was “alive”
On Saturday (August 28), the actress’s representative officially confirmed that Susan Sarandon was not dead. “She joined a long list of celebrities who fell victim to this scam. She’s alive and well, don’t believe what you see on the internet,” she said. Some fans expressed anger at the false report, calling it reckless, heartbreaking, and hurtful to fans of the beloved actress. Others say that this shows that it is very popular around the world.