Kapamilya leading man Ian Veneracion is the latest celebrity to become the subject of a fake headline claiming he has died.
On Instagram Tuesday, the 43-year-old actor posted a screenshot of the fake news item, which indicates he supposedly died in an accident while riding his motorcycle.
The hoax even uses a photo of Veneracion on a motorcycle.
“Kaya pala di ako pinapansin ng asawa ko,” he wrote in the caption of the screenshot, punctuated with a laughing emoji.
Veneracion was referring to Pam Gallardo, his wife of over 20 years with whom he has three children.
Aside from being a sought-after actor and a newly minted recording artist, Veneracion is a known avid outdoorsman and reportedly a licensed skydiver, private pilot, paragliding pilot, and scuba diver.
Death hoaxes involving celebrities continue to persist, notably aided by the viral nature of social media.
Recent subjects of such “fake news” include comedian Vice Ganda and actor Baron Geisler.