Janine Martinez hoax: Daniel Padilla falls victim to 'death joke'

Daniel Padilla fell victim to a hoax on the supposed death of "Janine Martinez," said to be a KathNiel fan who allegedly died of leukemia.

"RIP JANINE MARTINEZ.. Maraming maraming salamat sa suporta mo saamin ni kathryn.. ikaw ay aming inspiration.. salamat sa lahat.." the young actor posted on Twitter after receiving word that his fan already succumbed to the disease Saturday morning, June 7.

Daniel Padilla message to 'Janine Martinez'

Fans of the Teen King and his loveteam partner and rumored girlfriend, Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo, also expressed sympathy and condolences as "Janine Martinez," who earlier 'promised' to become KathNiel's "guardian angel" when she passes away, quickly became a trending topic on the social networking site over the weekend.

It was later discovered that "Janine Martinez" was a fake account which was used to circulate a death joke to get Daniel's attention. Many of his followers got irked after the actor was fooled.

According to Instagram user @iestherbautista, the real Janine "really passed away but not this year or today," adding that, to hide her real identity, the poser grabbed and used without permission the picture of a certain Janine Del Carmen in her profile.

Another Twitter account named Janine Martinez still exists, but her last tweet was dated November 25, 2013.

Daniel Padilla has yet to comment on the matter. He has not deleted his message for "Janine Martinez" as of 2pm Sunday, June 8.