“Peyton List dead”: actress is a victim of Internet death hoax
News of singer Peyton List's death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2022 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actress best known for her roles in The Thinning or Jessie is alive and well.
Peyton List death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actress's alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a 'R.I.P. Peyton List ”Facebook page attracted nearly one million of 'likes'. Those who read the 'About' page were given a believable account of the actress's passing:
“At around 11:00 on Thursday 11 August 2022, our beloved Peyton List disappeared. Peyton was born on April 6, 1998 in Boston. We will miss her, but she will not be forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting and liking this page. "
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 24-year-old actress and model was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere has been stormed over the death hoax.
While some fans trusted the message, others were quick to express themselves skeptical of this news, perhaps after learning the lesson from the sheer amount of fake death reports surfacing about celebrities in 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 actress of Peyton List's stature would be major news across networks. .
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 55% still think false death rumors are funny.
Peyton List Death Hoax Dismissed As Actress Is "Alive And Well"
On Friday (August 12) the actress's reps confirmed that Peyton List is not dead. “Peyton List joins the long list of celebrities who have been victims of this hoax. She is still alive and well; stop believing what you read 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 actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity around the world.