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Post on Poonam Pandey's Instagram claiming she has been 'lost to cervical cancer' confuses fans: Is it fake or real?

Updated on: 02 February,2024 11:42 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Poonam Pandey death: A post on the actress' official Instagram handle claims that she has passed away due to 'cervical cancer'

Post on Poonam Pandey's Instagram claiming she has been 'lost to cervical cancer' confuses fans: Is it fake or real?

Poonam Pandey

Key Highlights

  1. A post on Poonam Pandey`s handle on Friday announced the actress had died
  2. The post claimed she has died of cervical cancer
  3. Fans have been wondering if the news is true or a publicity gimmick

Poonam Pandey Death: The celebrity's Instagram handle has got netizens confused. According to the latest post on her Instagram handle, Poonam Pandey is said to have passed away due to 'cervical cancer'. However, netizens are wondering if this is a publicity stunt or real news. 

The latest Instagram post on Poonam Pandey's handle, that was shared on Friday morning, 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.”

Take a look: 

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A post shared by Poonam Pandey (@poonampandeyreal)

However, netizens are finding it tough to believe the news as the actress is known to make controversial statements to grab attention. The actress was last spotted attending an event in Mumbai on Monday.

Here is how netizens are reacting to the news: 

"Lost? Hope this is not fake or fun post," read a comment. 

Another comment read, "I hope it’s not some marketing gimmick coz it’s distasteful but if it’s true. Rest in peace". 

"So is this an awareness post for cervical cancer," wondered another user. 

According to a paparazzo account, Poonam Pandey's manager has also confirmed her demise. "First we thought this was just prank and someone had hacked her account. Apparently, it is true as her media publicist Parul Chawla confirmed that she passed away due to Cervical cancer. Life is indeed so uncertain, she was just 32 and had a bright future ahead of her. OM Shanti". 

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Manager issues statement on Poonam Pandey's death: 

In a press note, Nikita Sharma, Poonam’s manager, shared the news, stating, "Poonam Pandey was not only a luminary in the film industry, but she was also a beacon of strength and resilience.” Speaking to Hauterrfly, the actress’ manager said, “Her unwavering spirit amidst her health struggles was truly remarkable."

The press note also included a paragraph diverting attention towards cervical cancer awareness: 'As we come to terms with the tragic loss, her passing compels us all to recognize the critical need for increased awareness and proactive measures against preventable diseases like Cervical Cancer.'

About Cervical Cancer: 

January 2024 was the Cervical Cancer Awareness month. 

According to WHO (World Health Organisation), "Cervical cancer develops in a woman's cervix (the entrance to the uterus from the vagina). Almost all cervical cancer cases (99%) are linked to infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV), an extremely common virus transmitted through sexual contact. Although most infections with HPV resolve spontaneously and cause no symptoms, persistent infection can cause cervical cancer in women. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. In 2018, an estimated 570 000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide and about 311 000 women died from the disease."

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