“Paalam Vic Sotto” Death Hoax Spreads on Social Media

Vic Sotto was Victimized by Death Hoax On Social Media

Eat Bulaga host Vicente “Vic” Sotto was victimized by a death hoax with a post saying “Paalam Vic Sotto” spread on social media.

Vic Sotto, the veteran comedian and Eat Bulaga host, became the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax in the Philippines when a Facebook post named “Paalam Vic Sotto” went viral. “Bossing” is once again a victim of fake news after a post on a social media page said he died today.

Vic Sotto Death Hoax

The said advertisement may be found on the Facebook page “Frontline Pilipinas,” which appears to be based on TV-5’s flagship broadcast. The message shares the tragic news that Vic died at the age of 68.

“BREAKING: ‘VIC’ Sotto, Namatay sa edad 68. Paalam Bossing VIC Sotto, Salamat sa buhay mo sa EB,” read the caption of the post.

It went on to say that the source is GMA News, based on the post. Many netizens were shocked by the news, but many were enraged by the proliferation of the “hoax” page.

This is not Bosing’s first experience with hoaxes or fake news. In 2014, a scam threatening his life was also exposed. Vic Sotto is still alive, according to GMA Network, and was simply a victim of an online problem.

Ms. Malou Ochoa-Fagar, executive vice president of TAPE Inc., stated that the Facebook post is a complete fabrication and that there is no truth to Vic Sotto’s supposed death. On November 21, 2021, a video surfaced claiming that the TV host-comedian had died at the age of 74.

Vic’s wife, Pauleen Luna-Sotto, has shared their images with the family, according to her Instagram account. Instead of sorrow, they may be seen wandering joyfully around Hong Kong Disneyland on Instagram. Vic’s team has yet to reply, react, or provide an official statement on the matter.

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