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Poonam Pandey's ‘dead from cervical cancer’ stunt leaves fans in disbelief

Feb 03, 2024 01:11 PM IST

Poonam Pandey's team claimed she died on Thursday night of cervical cancer. But on Saturday, she posted videos on Instagram, saying, ‘I’m alive'.

Actor-model Poonam Pandey's team on Friday claimed she died on Thursday night at the age of 32. A post made from her official Instagram account said that the actor died due to cervical cancer. On Saturday, Poonam herself revealed the whole thing was a stunt, posting videos on Instagram and saying, “I'm alive”.

Poonam Pandey died at 32. Her death was confirmed on Friday.
Poonam Pandey died at 32. Her death was confirmed on Friday.

Before the whole death stunt she pulled, Poonam's death news had shocked many, with some wondering at the outset if the post was a hoax. Also read: Poonam Pandey says 'I'm alive' day after her team said she died of cervical cancer

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What was posted from Poonam Pandey's account?

Shared with a folded hands and heart emoji, the post shared on Poonam Pandey’s Instagram read, “This morning is a tough one for us. Deeply saddened to inform you that we have lost our beloved Poonam to cervical cancer. Every living form that ever came in contact with her was met with pure love and kindness. In this time of grief, we would request for privacy while we remember her fondly for all that we shared.”

Her team also confirmed to News18, “She passed away last night.”

She was seen on the reality show Lock Upp season 1 in 2022, which was hosted by actor Kangana Ranaut. Poonam Pandey's last Instagram post was from a party in Goa three days ago. She had shared a video of herself at a bash.

Fans wonder if it is real, stunt or hoax

“Lost? Hope this is not fake or fun post,” wrote a fan, skeptical that it might be a hoax, while another fan wrote, “What is it for real? Or some kind of promotion for upcoming project?”

Pandey captured Twitter's imagination and was on her way when she announced on 14 March 2011 that she would strip if India won the cricket World Cup.

India did win the World Cup that year. But Pandey didn’t stick to her promise. She said she didn’t want to break the law. The whole thing was a “publicity stunt", she admitted.

This story has been updated to incorporate Poonam Pandey's latest social media posts that reveal her death announcement to be a stunt.

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