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Martina Hingis is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of tennis player Martina Hingis’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2022 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the tennis player is alive and well.

UPDATE 2022-05-19 : This story seems to be false.

Martina Hingis death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the tennis player’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Martina Hingis’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Swiss tennis player’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, (May 15, 2022), our beloved tennis player Martina Hingis passed away. Martina Hingis was born on 1980-09-30 in Hurden. He 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 41-year-old tennis player was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

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 Swiss network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of tennis player of Martina Hingis's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (87%) of respondents think those Martina Hingis death rumors are not funny anymore.

Martina Hingis Death Hoax Dismissed Since tennis player Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday, (May 18, 2022) the tennis player's reps officially confirmed that Martina Hingis 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 tennis player. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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