Cesar Millan is the recent victim of a death hoax that has circulated online. Rumours of his death from a heart attack surfaced after the famous dog trainer was allegedly hospitalised.
The false death report claimed that the 45-year-old Millan had died in a hospital in Santa Clarita as a result of “a fulminate heart attack, which paralyze [sic] his heart unavailable for the blood to reach his brain, and other vital organs, situation witch [sic] cause [sic] the death of this humanitarian man.”
The hoax was surprisingly detailed (perhaps to seem more believable?) and also stated that the “sad news of Millan’s death was given by his wife Jahira Dar in a news conference, a couple of hours ago, where [she] said to the media, “I hope you can understand my [loss], and I would appreciate if you can give us our space for our mourning.”
The report was disqualified quickly, with Monitor National, a Mexican news source calling the hoax “misinformation [that] caused great impact and controversy in social networks.”
Several fans of the dog trainer expressed their sorrow on Facebook and Twitter. They can rest easy now knowing Millan is alive and well, even responding to the hoax via Facebook (as Junior Millan): “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!”