Kate del Castillo
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Kate del Castillo, the Mexican actress best known for her role in "La Reina del Sur", seems to be the latest prey of celebrity death hoaxes. The rumours about her death started gaining wind on Monday, 1 February, leaving many fans distraught.

Following these reports, another Facebook page, titled "R.I.P. Kate del Castillo" claimed that the actress died at 11 am (EST) on Tuesday, 2 February, adding that the "beloved" actress will be "missed but not forgotten". Bereaved fans posted condolence messages for the actress on Twitter and other social media platform.

It has now been found out that the news was created merely for likes and followers and fans like Leslie are tired of the death hoaxes that kill their favourite celebrities. "I cried reading that Kate del Castillo was dead whole time it's a lie ?" she posted on Twitter

del Castillo has been an actress since she was 18, and was the lead actress in the telenovela "Muchachitas", but it was her role in "La Reina del Sur", which translates to "The Queen of the South" that made her popular in the US. She has also been a guest star in many popular shows produced in the US, including The CW's "Jane the Virgin" and NBC's "Telenovela", starring Eva Longoria.

Currently del Castillo is caught in a drama, the plot of which is much thicker than any telenovela she has been a part of. She is reportedly the link that connected Sean Penn to Mexican drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera aka El Chapo. It is this introduction that led to the lengthy article that Penn published on the Rolling Stone and later to El Chapo's arrest.

After reports about her brokering the interview between Sean Penn and El Chapo broke out, most fans have worried about her being killed by the drug lord's minions. Whereas others claimed that she was with him and according to Latin Times, she even used his money to "support the launch of her tequila brand Honor del Castillo".

Wary of all the media ruckus around her, del Castillo posted on Twitter: