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Issue 143 - November 2012 (2nd Edition) - Page 7

Adam Sandler is NOT Dead

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Social media rumours claim that popular actor Adam Sandler has died.

Brief Analysis
The claims in the messages are untrue. Adam Sandler is alive and well. This batch of rumours is just the latest in a long line of messages that falsely claim that a celebrity has died. Always verify circulating claims that a celebrity has died via a credible news source before reposting.

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Last updated: November 12, 2012
First published: November 12, 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
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Adam Sandler Death Hoax

Detailed Analysis

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Adam Sandler is Alive
Actor Adam Sandler is alive and well
Messages circulating vigorously via Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets are claiming that much loved actor Adam Sandler has died. As well as the circulating messages, several R.I.P. Adam Sandler Facebook Pages and Groups have been established.

However, the claims in the messages are untrue. Adam Sandler is very much alive. There are no credible news or media reports about the actor's supposed demise. Given that the media love nothing more than a good celebrity death story, you can rest assured that the death of any high profile person will be extensivly reported by news outlets around the world.

In fact, this crop of messages is just the latest in an ongoing series of hoaxes that have falsely claimed that Sandler has died. Poor Adam has already "died" at least twice before this year, in June 2012 and September 2012. And he has "died" in previous years as well. In one widely circulated version of the hoax, he was supposedly killed in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland. Other versions of the hoax do not specify a cause of death. All are totally false.

And Sandler is certainly not the only celebrity that has been targeted in Internet death hoaxes. Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, Lil Wayne, Bill Nye, Rihanna, Bon Jovi, several WWE wrestlers and even Cuban leader Fidel Castro have all featured in recent death hoaxes.

Before sharing or reposting any messages about the death of a famous - or infamous - person , it is always wise to check the veracity of the claims via a legitimate news source. A simple search of a news service such as Google News should quickly reveal if a social media driven claim about a celebrity death is true. Note also, that some of these celebrity death messages contain links to survey scam, phishing or malware websites.

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Morgan Freeman is NOT Dead
Johnny Depp is NOT Dead
Lil Wayne is NOT Dead
'Science Guy' Bill Nye is NOT Dead
Rihanna Is NOT Dead
Jon Bon Jovi is NOT Dead
Wrestling Star John Cena is NOT Dead
Social Media Rumours Falsely Claim Fidel Castro is Dead

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Pages in this issue:
  1. Hoax - Texas Town Adds Sugar to Water Supply
  2. Hoax - Facebook Shutting Down on January 15, 2013
  3. Suncorp Bank '1 Unread Message' Phishing Scam
  4. US States Petition For Secession
  5. Survey Scam - Change Facebook to Black
  6. Missy, Dog Rescued From Colorado Mountain
  7. Adam Sandler is NOT Dead
  8. Monkey Orchid
  9. Dangerous Hoax - 'A Needle Can Save The Life of a Stroke Victim'
  10. Hoax - Oliver North Warned Congress About Osama Bin Laden in 1987
  11. Facebook Rogue App/Survey Scam - Free $100 McDonald's Gift Card
  12. USPS Malware Emails
  13. Rumors Regarding FEMA and Hurricane Sandy
  14. Australia Day Name Change Hoax Targets Prime Minister Gillard
  15. Webmail Account Phishing Scam
  16. Misinformation Regarding Straight Ticket Voting On 06 November 2012 US General Election
  17. December 2012 - 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays
  18. Lil Wayne is NOT Dead
  19. More 2012 US Election Dissatisfaction: California's Prop 37