Death Hoaxes

Cormac McCarthy Death Hoax Turned Into Clickbait By HollywoodLife

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Cormac McCarthy Death Hoax

HollywoodLife really has no shame. The webloid proved it yet again by turning a death hoax about Cormac McCarthy into clickbait.

Jack Black NOT Dead, Victim Of Death Hoax

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Jack Black Death Hoax

Jack Black is not dead. The actor and one-half of Tenacious D was a victim of a death hoax by someone who hacked the group’s Twitter account. His rep exclusively tells Gossip Cop, “Black is alive and well.”

Charles Manson NOT Dead, Despite Internet Death Hoax

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Charles Manson Death Hoax

Charles Manson has NOT died, despite the internet falling for another online death hoax. The infamous serial killer became a trending Twitter topic on Tuesday when an unreliable media outlet wrongly reported that he had been found dead in his prison cell.

Mark McGrath NOT Dead: Death Hoax Stunt Claims Sugar Ray Singer Shot and Killed

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Mark McGrath Dead

Mark McGrath is NOT dead. On Thursday, a press release announced that the former Sugar Ray singer and current “Hot Package” star had been shot to death on the show’s set. Apparently intended as some kind of publicity stunt, a lot of people began to tweet about the rumor as though it were real.

Steve Irwin’s Daughter Bindi Victim of FALSE Death Rumor

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Bindi Irwin, the 14-year-old daughter of late “Crocodile Hunter” star Steve Irwin, is NOT dead despite an Internet rumor that spread on Thursday and Friday.

Speculation about Irwin’s alleged death apparently went viral due to a glitch that occurred when search engines wrongly aggregated queries about “Steve Irwin daughter” with older news related to her father’s 2006 demise.

By late Friday, “Steve Irwin daughter” had become the #1 “trending now” search on Yahoo!

Hank Aaron NOT Dead Despite Rumors

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Hank Aaron is the victim of a death hoax.

The baseball legend’s name began trending nationwide on Twitter on Monday after an Atlanta Braves fan site account tweeted, “BREAKING: Braves Legend Hank Aaron passed away from a heart attack after being rushed to the hospital. #RIPHammer.”

Aaron is NOT dead.

The report is 100 percent FALSE.

Rush Limbaugh “Dead” Hoax Hits Twitter

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Rush Limbaugh is the victim of a death hoax.

#RIPRushLimbaugh began trending on Twitter mid-Thursday as a “joke,” but many users were confused about whether the radio talk show host had actually died.

Limbaugh is NOT actually dead.

Manti Te’o Speaks Out: “I Wasn’t Faking It”


Manti Te’o has broken his silence on the hoax involving a made-up dead girlfriend, telling ESPN that he played no part in the shocking, sensational prank that’s made headlines worldwide.

“I wasn’t faking it,” insisted the star Notre Dame linebacker, during an off-camera interview with Jeremy Schaap.

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