A Die-hard Fan of David Miller passes away, gets shared as his own daughter!

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Viral posts of cricket fans around the world mourning over the death of South African batsman David Miller’s daughter went viral since last night (October 8th ). These posts originated following an Instagram post by Miller himself and few of the mainstream international media had also reported this as the death of Miller’s own daughter.

However, Factcrescendo Sri Lanka’s investigation found these claims to be misleading as it was only an ardent fan of Miller that had passed away, and not his own daughter.

Social Media Posts

Viral posts had showered condolences for the loss of South African cricketer’s daughter as seen below.

“David Miller`s daughter passed away due to cancer…Our deepest condolences to David Miller and his family. Stay strong Miller !! .”

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These posts went viral among Facebook users as seen below.

Fact Check

David Miller, who is currently running through a rich vein of form, is in Ranchi (India), taking part in the ODI series between India & South Africa. He shared a short clip on his Instagram handle on 8th October, which included his memories with a little girl battling with cancer alongside an emotional caption “RIP you little Rockstar, Love you always!”

David Miller also mentioned about the tragic demise of this little girl via a story on his Instagram alongside a photo of him holding this little girl.

Miller wrote, “Going to miss you so much my skut! The biggest heart I’ve ever known. You took the fighting to a different level-always incredibly positive and with a smile on your face. A cheeky and mischievous side to you. You embraced every person and every challenge in your journey. You taught me so much about cherishing every single moment in life! I feel humbled |to have walked a journey with you. I love you so much,” 

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After David Miller shared this video on his social media handles, his fans and media outlets were misled and declared that it was Miller’s own daughter who had passed away. As a result, DNA, Sports Tiger and many other media organizations reported that David Miller’s daughter had passed away, as seen below.

Unfortunate death of Anne , One of Miller’s biggest fans!

However, several fans tweeted blaming these media organizations and fans for spreading fake news, without verifying the facts, saying that the heart touching post and video was not about the death of Miller’s daughter, but the death of a young fan dearest to him, after battling with cancer for a few years.

Online cricket analyst Mufaddal Vohra posted on his Twitter account that Anne, one of the biggest fans of David Miller, had unfortunately passed away in this manner as seen in this Tweet |Archived

Below is a tweet from another sports journalist who claimed that Miller`s social media posts were devoted to one of Miller`s closest fans and not his own child.

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Some news reports making these clarifications can be read from here, here and here.

“Sport breeze”, a social media handles which publishes news related to sports personalities, initially published the misleading posts as they too were misled by Miller`s social media posts. However after Miller had made an comment clarifying the inquiries, stating as “Not my daughter”,  they had published the same as seen here. Miller’s comments were highlighter by one Twitter user as seen below.

We searched about the personal life of David Miller and could not find any official details about his marriage. However, many sites reported that the 33 year old cricketer is still unmarried. Such reports can be reached from here and here.

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Our investigation shows that the posts which claimed that the daughter of famous South African cricketer, David Miller had died of cancer is false.

These posts originated after David Miller’s fans were misled by the social media posts by Miller himself. However, the unfortunate death was not of Miller’s own child, but one of his dearest little fans named Anne who was fighting cancer for several years.


Title:Death of Die-hard Fan of David Miller, shared as his own daughter!

Fact Check By: Kalana Krishantha 

Result: False