CLAIM: Kris Aquino is dead at 53. 


Multiple Facebook pages reshared an edited photo and a dubious link claiming that the television host and actress Kris Aquino passed away recently at the age of 53.

These posts were accompanied by an erroneous caption: “PANOORlN GMA News Network. BREAKING NEWS | Pumanaw Na Ang Beteranang Aktress Na Si #KRlSAQUlNO sa Edad na 53. #NewsToday.”

The edited photo contained GMA News TV’s logo and the text: “Paalam Kris Aquino 1971-2024.”

The embedded suspicious link directed to an edited video of news anchor Mel Tiangco seemingly reporting Aquino’s death in a 24 Oras segment.

The fake video was trimmed and cropped. Beside Tiangco was Aquino’s photo to make it appear that she was reporting her death. 


However, the
original video was about Tiangco reporting her co-anchor Mike Enriquez’s death in September 2023. 

Contrary to the claim, the queen of all media is not yet dead.

Aquino shared an update on her health in an exclusive interview with Boy Abunda on his program “Fast Talk,” last Feb. 14, where she said, “I’ve always been very upfront and honest. Hinarap ko na ‘to, especially na birthday ko, pahiram na lang ‘to ng Diyos. Binigyan na ako ng bonus. Whatever days are left, it’s a blessing. But I really want to stay alive.”

On Feb. 18, Batangas Vice Gov. Mark Leviste posted a compiled video greeting from Aquino’s family members and close friends celebrating her birthday on Feb. 14.

There was also no confirmation or announcement from the TV host’s family members that she had died. Rushelle Intia


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Rushelle Intia is a Journalism student from the University of Santo Tomas and an intern for PressOnePH. This piece was created under the supervision of PressOnePH’s editors.