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George Soros Is Alive, Viral Post Claiming He Died Of Heart Attack Is Fabricated

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Claim
George Soros died of a heart attack at the age of 92. 

Fact
News of George Soros’ death is fabricated and baseless. Soros himself has clarified that he is alive and well. 

The “news” of alleged demise of billionaire and philanthropist George Soros has been flooding the social media platforms. Several social media users claimed that Soros had died of a heart attack at the age of 92. Newschecker found the claim to be untrue. George Soros is alive, and the “news” about his demise is fabricated and baseless.

Such posts can be seen here, here, here, here, here and here.

Notably, multiple social media users attributed the “news” of George Soros’ “death” to Twitter handle @PoliticsFAIRL. A few even shared an alleged screengrab of a tweet by the account stating that his family “confirmed” about his demise. A report by The Guardian on the matter also stated, “Twitter account Politics for All Ireland, which had three followers at the time, tweeted that Soros’ family had confirmed the billionaire had passed away.” We skimmed through the account, but did not find any such post. The tweet, if made, has been deleted now.

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Who Is George Soros?

George Soros is billionaire and a renowned philanthropist. The hedge fund tycoon is also the founder of the  Open Society Foundations that “support individuals and organisations across the globe fighting for freedom of expression, accountable government, and societies that promote justice and equality.”

Earlier this year, Soros grabbed the eyeballs in India with his remarks on the Adani-Hindenburg row. The  Hungarian-born American investor had said, “Modi is silent on the subject, but he will have to answer questions from foreign investors and in parliament.” Adding,“This will significantly weaken Modi’s stranglehold on India’s federal government and open the door to push for much-needed institutional reforms. I may be naive, but I expect a democratic revival in India.”

Fact Check/Verification

A keyword search for “ George Soros,” and “dead” on Google did not yield any credible news reports on his alleged demise. On the contrary, a report by The Economic Times, updated May 16, 2023, called him a “victim of death hoax,” added, “The words “George Soros dead” went viral on social media, but it is untrue. The 92-year-old investor and philanthropist is alive and well.” 

Screengrab from The Economics Times website

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Further, a report by The Guardian, dated May 15, 2023, quoted a  spokesperson for the Open Society Foundations as saying, “George Soros is alive and healthy. Rumors on social media that he suffered a heart attack and died are false.” 

Additionally, in a tweet, dated May 15, 2023, Soros himself called out his death rumours, and stated, “Rumors that I had a heart attack are completely false. I am alive and healthy.”

George Soros
Screengrab from tweet by George Soros

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Conclusion

Viral post claiming that George Soros has died of a heart attack is fabricated and baseless. 

Result: False

Sources
Report By The Guardian, Dated May 15, 2023
Tweet By @georgesoros, Dated May 15, 2023


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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