False rumor of Chow Yun Fat’s death causes a stir on Chinese internet

The rumor that 62-year-old iconic movie star Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) died of an acute disease in a hospital in Hong Kong circulating on Chinese internet on Monday has been debuted by the star’s wife, the reports said 

Taiwan News 
Date: 2017/12/05
By:  Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The rumor that 62-year-old iconic movie star Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) died of an

The rumor that 62-year-old iconic movie star Chow Yun Fat died of an acute disease in Hong Kong has been debuted by the star’s wife… (By Wikimedia Commons)

acute disease in a hospital in Hong Kong circulating on Chinese internet on Monday has been debuted by the star’s wife, according to media reports.

Chinese-language Chinatimes reported that a shocking story with a screenshot of a female news anchor announcing news with the subtitle “movie icon Chow Yun Fat has died of illness after failing to respond to medical treatment in Hong Kong” was circulating on Chinese Weibo and WeChat on Monday. On the upper left corner of the screenshot was a classical photo of Chow from the movie “God of Gamblers.”

The fabricated story and photo made many people believe that it was true, which was hard for older people to accept, the report said.

They couldn’t believe that the star who participated in a charity event just the other day had passed away, the report said.    [FULL  STORY]

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