Love Island’s Sherif victim of death hoax after sick troll claimed he died

Love Island star Sherif Lanre has been the victim of a sick death hoax after a troll claimed he passed away in a fire.

The 20-year-old chef, who was pulled from the villa by producers, found his Instagram account filled with messages of condolence as fans paid tribute to him.

The post from the sick troll that prompted a slew of 'RIP' messages read: "rip my boy sherif. my man has f***ing died in a house fire After he left the Hot water tap on and spent the last hours of his life suffering horribly.

"hope his family are ok after this shocking news, rip in peace my bro #blessupmyg."

Just in case this wasn't bad enough, the troll also offered fans of Sherif the chance to win a gift card if they tagged and followed the account.

The troll continued: "if we can all pay our upmost respects by going onto his account @sherif_lanre and commenting how sad we are. (everyone make sure to follow, like and tag your freinds for a gift card giveaway) #loveisland #dead #freeclout."

As people left their messages of support, a spokesperson for Sherif confirmed that the post was a sick hoax.

Sherif was the first to leave the Love Island villa, after being one of the original islanders.

He only lasted nine days before show bosses asked him to leave following an incident with Molly-Mae Hague.

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