GMA News denies involvement in Michael V. death hoax

Heidi Hsia
·1-min read

18 Feb – GMA News has recently denied ever releasing a statement that comedian Michael V. has passed away.

The news outlet recently went on Twitter to dismiss any ties to the Michael V. death hoax, saying that links of the post that has been spreading on social media and messaging apps were using unauthorised logo of GMA News.

"We also ask people to refrain from sharing the post, which we have reported to social media platforms. We urge people to follow our official account @GMANews on social media channels for the latest news and updates," the statement added.

As a comedian, Michael V. found his death hoax amusing but his wife was frustrated
As a comedian, Michael V. found his death hoax amusing but his wife was frustrated

On the other hand, Michael V's wife Carol Bunagan expressed her frustration over the fake news, saying that she was perplexed as to why people would waste time doing it.

It is noted that the comedian was previously diagnosed with COVID-19.

There were several celebrities prior to Michael V. who had became victims of death hoaxes, including Ian Veneracion, who found it amusing as he expressed on social media, "That's why my wife doesn't pay attention to me."

Ian Veneracion was also a victim of a death hoax
Ian Veneracion was also a victim of a death hoax

(Photo Source: Michael V. Instagram, Ian Veneracion Instagram)