Johnny Depp did not die before Christmas. A tabloid that predicted he would was wrong. Very wrong. Gossip Cop has the details.
In one of the more outlandish headlines of the year, the Globe announced in November that friends were fearing Depp would be dead by Christmas. The holiday has come and gone and the Pirates of the Caribbean actor is still very much alive and well, we are happy to report. The story was completely made up.
A so-called “source” was quoted as saying at the time, “Johnny was still ordering vodka to his room by the bottle at 3 a.m. the night before a recent red carpet event. He was gulping the booze during the event from a coffee cup. It was wild!” Neither this alleged source, nor the tabloid, ever mentioned where or when this red carpet event took place, but the outlet still ran the headline, “Johnny Depp: Only Weeks To Live!”
Gossip Cop debunked the article last month after checking with our own source close to the actor, who told us the story wasn’t true. A few days after Christmas, it’s clear who had the better the source here. The tabloid’s claim was as ridiculous as it was false. In fact, Depp’s bandmate in The Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper, recently mentioned in an interview that the band is planning to tour Europe next year. Depp’s friends clearly aren’t worried about his health.
It wasn’t the first time Gossip Cop called out the Globe for its poor reporting on the actor’s well-being. As we also pointed out in the article, the same tabloid alleged that Depp was suffering from possibly fatal liver disease in August 2018. The magazine had zero evidence beyond an unnamed source who claimed to have studied two interviews with the actor and used “a computer program to detect medical ills from a person’s voice.” The quackery was debunked for what it was by Gossip Cop, and lo and behold, Depp’s doing just fine.
Amazingly, the Globe completely moved away from this death prediction to claiming Depp was moving to Russia less than a month later. The unreliable magazine made no mention of the actor being in poor health, as it had claimed just weeks earlier. Not surprisingly, that story was also completely false. The actor has no plans to move to Russia. The tabloid simply cannot be trusted when it comes to Depp, as it clearly has no insight into his personal life.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.