Cesar Millan Died of Heart Attack – Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Famed dog whisperer Cesar Millan died suddenly after suffering a heart attack.
Cesar Millan is alive and well.
False claims about Millan’s death were first reported in an article published by the website Noticias Unam. Translated into English, however, the website’s disclaimer states that it is a “satirical newspaper whose sole purpose is entertainment.”
According to the article:
“Millan was hospitalize yesterday afternoon, the medical reports indicate that he suffered a fulminate heart attack, which paralyze his heart unavailable for the blood to reach his brain, and other vital organs, situation which cause the death of this humanitarian man, who years before open his foundation ‘Cesar Millan Foundation,’ where Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of Will Smith, is vice-president. “
Within days, the false report was shared more than 250,000 times on Facebook. That led Millan to reassure his fans via Twitter that reports of his death were a hoax.
“Of course! I’m alive, calm and well,” Millan tweeted.