Did Kill Bill and Ally McBeal star Lucy Liu just die suddenly at the age of 54?!
Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : Lucy Liu Just Died Suddenly At 54 Years Old!
A website called WikiObits is claiming that Kill Bill and Ally McBeal star Lucy Liu just died from a training accident:
Lucy Liu (born December 2nd, 1968 in Queens, New York) was a Film Actress who was best known for being both on TV and in several good movies with the film “Kill Bill: Volume 1” being one of the most notable. Lucy died on April 2nd, 2023 (TBV) and his [sic] death was possibly because of a training accident.
In addition, a website called MediaMass is claiming that people were just fooled into believing that the beautiful American actress just died suddenly at the age of 54!
Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Lucy Liu’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actress’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (March 31, 2023), our beloved actress Lucy Liu passed away. Lucy Liu was born on December 2, 1968 in New York. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 54-year-old actress was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
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Truth : Lucy Liu Is Alive + There Was Not Death Hoax!
This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated to generate income from page video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…
Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported Her Death / Hoax
Celebrity death hoaxes are a dime a dozen, because it’s an easy way for unscrupulous websites to generate page views and advertising money.
That has led legitimate media to publish fact checks countering those fake claims of celebrities dying in car accidents and other causes of death.
Let’s not forget that Lucy Liu just starred in the second Shazam movie – Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and is filming the action adventure Christmas movie, Red One. Even a training accident would have been big news, never mind her death.
No legitimate media – in the United States, or anywhere else in the world, reported on Lucy Liu’s death, or even fake claims of her sudden and unexpected death. That’s because none of that ever happened.
Fact #2 : No Social Media Buzz On Lucy Liu’s Death
If Lucy Liu had actually passed away, her fans would have poured their hearts out on social media, and other platforms like TikTok and YouTube. Yet, a quick check of Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram showed that no one is wishing her family condolences or commiserating over her early and unexpected death.
Heck, even antivaxxers are always quick to claim that all deaths are caused by the vaccine did not claim that Lucy Liu just died suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine!
That’s because only WikiObits is claiming that she died, and no one – except perhaps Mediamass, claimed that there are rumours that Lucy Liu just died suddenly at the age of 54!
Fact #3 : Lucy Liu Is Still Very Much Alive + Well
Just to be clear – Lucy Liu (born Lucy Alexis Liu on 2 December 1968) is very much alive and well, as of 30 March 2023, when she last posted on Instagram:
Finally working with this amazing team of creatives who I LOVE and ADMIRE SOOOO much in a new Netflix animated series, Jentry Chau Vs. The Underworld! @aliwong @fayedunaway Lori Tan Chinn, @funnyasiandude , @shengwangtime , Woosung Kim
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Fact #4 : Lucy Liu Death Hoax Is A Fake Fact Check
This Lucy Liu death hoax is, ironically, just another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.
News of actress Lucy Liu’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2023 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 Kill Bill, Ally McBeal, Charlie’s Angels or Shanghai Noon is alive and well.
Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over 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 Lucy Liu’s stature would be major news across network
On Saturday (April 01) the actress’ reps officially confirmed that Lucy Liu is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing 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 actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Lucy Liu Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.
The statement from Lucy Liu’s unnamed rep confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks, and Melanie Laurent.
Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.
Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.
Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News
This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:
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