Fans of the famous Dog Whisperer are devastated upon finding out that Cesar Millan died of heart attack 2 days ago.
According to a report originally published in a website called Unam Noticias, Millan was allegedly hospitalized on 2 Dec.
The famous dog trainer then reportedly died because of a heart attack which immediately compromised his other vital organs. The 45-year-old's wife Jahira Dar allegedly held a press conference to confirm that Cesar Millan died of heart attack.
"I hope you can understand my loss, and I would appreciate if you can give us our space for our mourning," allegedly said the distraught wife.
Fans were understandably quick to flood Millan's Facebook page with concerned messages. The original news article has been shared for more than 19,000 times.
However, the Dog Whisperer's death has turned out to be just another celebrity death hoax.
It must be kept in mind that a single search on the Internet about Cesar Millan's death will only yield two results.
If Millan indeed passed away this morning, surely bigger media outfits would have picked up the story by now. After all, his wife allegedly had a press conference.
Furthermore, a statement has been released by Distrita News, an agency which shared and re-wrote the news:
"Cesar Millan is a fantastic person, and to spread such news is something that I am not proud of," read the statement.
It isn't a surprise for celebrities to be victimized by death hoaxes.
When Rowan Atkinson's death hoax went viral last year, the Online Threat Authority (OTA) reminded web users to be cautious of the news they're receiving.
As per the board, such kind of sensitive news must be verified with reputable news sources.
Meanwhile, even if Cesar Millan's death news appears to be inaccurate as it is not widely reported, his camp is yet to speak out about the rumor.
Cesar Millan's dog, Junior, has already released a Facebook statement regarding his Master's "death." The statement reads:
"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!"
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