Death Hoaxes

Kurt Cobain Alive Rumors NOT True

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Kurt Cobain Alive Rumor

Kurt Cobain is NOT alive, despite rumors spreading online. As hard as it is for some to accept, the Nirvana frontman is indeed dead and has been since 1994.

Jaden Smith Death Hoax Exploited By HollywoodLife

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Jaden Smith Death Hoax

Jaden Smith is alive and well. But HollywoodLife is exploiting a death hoax about the teen star, posting THREE stories about him being dead.

Miley Cyrus Death Hoax Grossly Sensationalized By HollywoodLife

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Miley Cyrus Death Hoax 2016

Miley Cyrus was recently the victim of a death hoax. Though she’s thankfully alive and well, HollywoodLife tried to trick readers into thinking she actually died.

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.

Pele NOT Dead — CNN Tweets FALSE Report of Soccer Legend’s Death

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Pele is NOT dead. The 74-year-old soccer legend is alive and well, despite a death hoax that gained steam on Friday when the Twitter account for the CNN show “New Day” wrongly tweeted that he had died.

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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