Robin Williams Victim of Death Hoax

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss


Robin Williams is the latest star to be the victim of a celebrity death hoax. On Friday, the very unfunny Gobal Associated News claimed the actor “died while filming a movie in Kitzbühel, Austria early this morning.”

The pranksters went on to add, “Preliminary reports from Austrian Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 50 feet to his death in a remote area of the Hahnenkamm mountains while on-set during the filming of a movie.” It is NOT TRUE.

Williams took to Twitter Friday night to confirm he’s very much still alive and well.”Despite rumors to the contrary, I will be in Savannah tomorrow night at the Johnny Mercer Theater,” he wrote. Williams was a victim of an almost identical death hoax in 2012. These awful hoaxes have got to stop.

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