The celebrity death news often lead us to hoax mongerers as of late not a single known name escaped from the trend. The latest to join the victims was dogs trainer known as ‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan and the website which gained from the hoax was the popular Spanish news agency – ProcesoMX.
The report picked up by many on Twitter and Facebook made it go viral on social media.
The fake death report said, “The 45 year old Mexican/American, born in De la Cruz, Sinaloa, who made a name for himself with his incredible rehabilitation and training technics wit dogs, duty in which he professionally wrote three books on the topic “Cesar’s way” “Be the pack leader” and “Member of the family”, he reach worldwide popularity with his TV series “The dog Whisperer”, this name would be the new way people knew him, he died this morning in Santa Clarita hospital in California.”
The report even mentioned how his heart attack led to the sudden death and quoted his wife speaking at a fictitious press conference, confirming the death.
The report, picked up by many other news outlets was rubbished by many. Mexican news agency Monitor National said it was fake. “The misinformation caused great impact and controversy in social networks” but his fans, who are mostly dog lovers were relieved to learn that their favourite dog trainer is alive.
Millan was became famous as a dog trainer who hosts the Mexican American TV show, “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan” is popular in more than 80 countries worldwide since 2004.