Cesar Millan was hospitalized yesterday, but he is not dead.
The man affectionately known as “The Dog Whisperer” is simply a victim of another internet death hoax. Dog lovers and fans yesterday were saddened to hear that Milan, 45, died of a heart attack. The initial false news report was published by Spanish news company ProsesoMX.
The site falsely reported:
The 45 year old Mexican/American, born in De la Cruz, Sinaloa, who made a name for himself with his incredible rehabilitation and training technics wit dogs, duty in which he professionally wrote three books on the topic “Cesar’s way” “Be the pack leader” and “Member of the family”, he reach worldwide popularity with his TV series “The dog Whisperer”, this name would be the new way people knew him, he died this morning in Santa Clarita hospital in California.
Millan was hospitalize yesterday afternoon, the medical reports indicate that he suffered a fulminate heart attack, which paralyze his heart unavailable for the blood to reach his brain, and other vital organs, situation witch cause the death of this humanitarian man, who years before open his foundation “Cesar Millan Foundation”, where Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of Will Smith, is Vice-president.
— Yahoo Singapore (@YahooSG) December 4, 2014
Obviously, the false news report was extremely detailed. It also claimed that Jahira Dar, Millan’s wife, held a press conference to confirm Millan’s fatal heart attack, “I hope you can understand my loss, and I would appreciate if you can give us our space for mourning,” Dar was reported to have stated.
Unfortunately, readers repost these types of articles despite the deluge of internet death hoaxes over the past few years. The fake news report quickly went viral via social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. A little research into the site and report would have gone a long way. First, no major respected news sites were also reporting the story. Additionally, there are several typos and misspellings in the article, which should alert readers that the news report is not professional and obviously fake.