Fact Check: Is this true that Lionel Messi passed away? Rumors about Messi’s death  

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Fake news is unavoidable in the era of social media and the internet. The news we hear, see, or read about does not comes with a guarantee that it is authentic. Each time social media comes with a new hoax or trend, now a recent favorite is the death hoax. Many celebrities in the past have been part of death hoaxes. Celebrities like Tom Holland and many more were part of it. Another name added to the list is Lionel Messi. 

The rumors about Messi’s death made all his fans fretful and anxious. This hoax began on Twitter and various posts on the internet got uploaded stating the death of Lionel Messi. The information claimed that Messi’s passed away in a car accident. The obnoxious news spread and made everyone worried about him. However, is he dead? You will find the answer in this article. 

Internet is filled with Lionel Messi’s death news. 

In the era of accessibility to internet and the social media, what we should look for is genuine or verified news. We don’t even realize how impactful news can be for someone. Death hoaxes can make one close to one’s family worried and anxious. This is what happened with the case of a veteran football player, who is an inspiration for millions. Posts and Tweets were flooded with death news of Messi. The news even gave the reason for his death which was a car accident with a venue that is Paris. In fact, it claimed that a hospital has also verified the news of Lionel Messi’s death.  


All the posts that were posted seemed very natural and verified. However, it’s nothing like that.  

Is Lionel Messi no more?

The good news for all his fans is that you should not be worried about Messi. He is alive and doing great in his life. Before you believe in any news you should verify it from multiple sources before relying on it. Being Lionel Messi alive gives an indication that Messi is another prey in the line of all death hoaxes. 


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As per the reports, Messi is fine and the news is not at all authentic. Hence you should verify all the news you hear, read, or see on the internet and social media. Also, it is our duty not to spread any fake or false news regarding anything.