'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan is NOT Dead
OutlineCirculating report claims that the 'dog whisperer' Cesar Millan has died of a heart attack.
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Brief AnalysisThe 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.
The famous 'Dog whisperer' Cesar Millan died of a heart attack this morning.
Report Claims 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
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
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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