Cesar Millan is NOT dead, confirms several websites; "Dog whisperer" active on social media accounts despite rumored death via heart attack
News broke about "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan's death, but despite the buzz it had created, the news might not be true at all.
According to KpopStarz, news of Millan's death was first reported on Unam Noticias, stating the cause of death to be heart attack. Millan apparently died on the morning of December 3 after an alleged heart attack compromised his vital organs. However, KpopStarz does not believe the authenticity of the report that triggered fans to send support and condolences to Millan's Facebook page.
In Unam Noticias' article, Millan's wife, Jahira Dar, allegedly called for a press conference, which Kpopstarz thinks should have led to more reputable sites picking up the news. "It must be kept in mind that a single search on the Internet about Cesar Millan's death will only give out two results. If Millan indeed passed away this morning, surely bigger media outfits would have picked up the story by now. After all, his wife allegedly had a press conference," KpopStarz notes.
Unam Noticias claims that Millan's remains will be taken back to Maxatlan, Sinaloa, to be buried next to his grandfather.
However, IB Times further confirms that Millan's death is a hoax, saying that the "dog whisperer" has been active on Facebook and Twitter.
Millan gained popularity for his 2004 television show, "Dog Whisperer," which ran until 2012 and has been televised on more than 80 countries, shares IB Times. Millan is a self-taught dog trainer on top of being a Mexican American TV show host.
Earlier this year, Millan was reported to have helped a Texas pit bull who was in line for death row because of biting two people in California. According to Chron, the dog, Gus, "was held for more than a year by Montgomery County animal control after he severely injured a Magnolia woman who had fostered him as a favor to the dog's owner, Jennifer Romano of Maggie's House Rescue."
Another victim, Amber Rickles, had serious bite wounds in February 2013. After it had been ruled that Gus will not be put down, the dog has been advised for release to Millan's Dog Psychology Center located in Santa Clarita, Chron continues. However, the final verdict for the dog's case remains unsolved after being taken off Millan's center because of another attack.