Many are sent mourning over the news of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s death. And if you’re one of his mourners, we have some good news for you. He’s still alive, and is now part of the long list of celebrity death hoax victims. Read on to learn how Van Damme became this month’s latest fake dead celebrity!
The story of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s death first emerge on Facebook earlier this week. The Facebook page named: R.I.P. Jean-Claude Van Damme’. Since its creation, the page quickly gained traction as it was able to gain a million likes in a fairly short amount of time.
The Facebook page was pretty convincing due to it’s realistic ‘About’ page.
The About page wrote: “At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (November 27, 2016), our beloved actor Jean-Claude Van Damme passed away. Jean-Claude Van Damme was born on October 18, 1960 in Brussels. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
The story of Van Damme’s death has certainly caused quite a stir on Facebook. But it even spilled over to different social media platforms such as Twitter as well.
Many had prematurely wrote their condolences to Van Damme and a good number had even shared the story to others, making the story of his death spread even further.
To all those still worried about Van Damme, he’s fine. He’s not dead. But due to the big misinformation, his representatives have already made an official statement last Monday, November 28 that he is definitely still alive.
The actor may still be alive, but the damage brought on by the bogus death story is already done. Many fans who were startled by the news are now outraged by the deception.
Van Damme is this month’s latest fake celebrity death story. Much more are expected to come soon.