A previous report claiming that popular dog whisperer Cesar Millan died of a heart attack is nothing but a hoax. The dog whisperer is very much alive and well based on his epic Facebook post.
The news on the death of Cesar Millan originated from an alleged Spanish news agency called UNAM. The site claimed that the 45-year-old suffered from a “fulminate heart attack,” which paralyzed his heart and lead to his untimely demise. It was even mentioned that the dog whisperer’s wife, Jahira Dar, called for a conference to break the news. Dar allegedly said: “I hope you can understand my lost, and I would appreciate if you can give us our space for our mourning.”
The death hoax had soon been picked up by different online sites and was shared by thousands on social media. The original news article was shared more than 55,000 times.
Many of the dog whisperer’s fans also shared the devastating news on Facebook and Twitter. They had also flood Millan’s Facebook page extending their condolences.
Millan has yet to release a statement on the death hoax report.
On a brighter note, his dog, Junior, had taken upon the responsibility of clearing things up. On his Facebook page, he wrote:
Reports of my Pack Leader's untimely demise are greatly exaggerated. I can happily report he is safe, happy and healthy. I can also tell you he kept me up all night snoring, my breakfast was a little late but I did get a great morning walk. As Cesar keeps telling me: Exercise. Discipline. Affection. – the key to a long, balanced, and healthy life!
Millan rose to fame as the “Dog Whisperer” on the reality series of the same name. He was popular for being able to rehabilitate even the most aggressive of canines as seen on his Nat Geo show, which ended last 2013.
As calm as his demeanor on TV, Millan revealed that he tried to commit suicide in 2010.
According to Daily Mail, the dog whisperer suffered from depression after his 16-year-old pit bull died.
“I felt defeated, a big sense of guilt and failure. I was at the lowest level I had ever been emotionally and psychologically.”
A month later, his wife of 16 years had filed for divorce, which ultimately pushed Millan to take “a whole bunch of pills” in an attempt to take his life.
The dog whisperer’s suicide attempt, however, opened a whole new chapter for him as he finally found his “sense of purpose.” Since the incident, Millan decided to rebuild his life with work, exercise and was now in a much better place than he has ever been.
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