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'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan is NOT Dead


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Circulating report claims that the 'dog whisperer' Cesar Millan has died of a heart attack.


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Brief Analysis

The claims are false. Cesar Millan is alive and well. The false death report came from noticiasunam.com, a Spanish language fake-news website that claims to be satirical. All stories published on the site are fictional.

   





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Example

The famous 'Dog whisperer' Cesar Millan died of a heart attack this morning.


Detailed Analysis

Report Claims Cesar Millan Has Died

According to a report that is circulating rapidly via social media much love dog-training guru Cesar Millan has died.

The report, which includes a 'Cesar Millan R.I.P.' graphic, claims that the 'dog whisperer' died of a heart attack at a hospital in California.

Report is False - Cesar Millan is Alive and Well

Thankfully, however, the claims in the report are untrue. Cesar Millan is alive and well.

A tongue-in-cheek message from 'Junior Millan' posted on Cesar Millan's Facebook page debunks the story, noting:
'Reports of my Pack Leader's untimely demise are greatly exaggerated. I can happily report he is safe, happy and healthy. I can also tell you he kept me up all night snoring, my breakfast was a little late but I did get a great morning walk. As Cesar keeps telling me: Exercise. Discipline. Affection. - the key to a long, balanced, and healthy life!'
The false death claim comes from the Spanish language fake-news website noticiasunam.com. The site claims to be satirical, but, like other such fake-news sites, it is hardly deserving of that label.

A disclaimer on the site's About Page notes that all of its content is fictional and does not correspond to reality. It also notes that the site's sole purpose is entertainment.

Wise to Verify Social Media 'News' Before Sharing

In recent years, many new fake-news 'satire' websites have appeared online. It is therefore wise to verify any 'news' stories that come your way before you share them on your networks. Searching on a news portal such as Google News will usually reveal if a story is true.

False celebrity death reports are very common. While some, such as the one discussed here, are just hoaxes, others may contain links to survey scams or malware websites.




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Last updated: December 4, 2014
First published: December 4, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
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