Death Hoaxes - Celebrity Death Rumours
- Social Media Rumours Claim that Rue McClanahan Has Just Died, But the Star Died in 2010
RIP messages currently being shared via social media mourn the passing of actress Rue McClanahan, who played Blanche Devereaux in the popular 1980's television series Golden Girls. But, the messages represent a rather bizarre twist on the typical celebrity death hoaxes that regularly traverse the Interwebs. In fact, Rue McClanahan died back in 2010, aged 76.
Published: June 16, 2015
- Jackie Chan Falls Victim to yet Another Death Hoax
According to posts currently spreading rapidly via social media, much loved actor Jackie Chan has died. But, Jackie is alive and well.
Published: May 20, 2015
Jeremy Clarkson is NOT Dead - Clarkson Targeted in Nasty Death Prank Message
According to a 'BBC Breaking News' post being distributed via social media, ex Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been found dead in his Oxfordshire home.
Published: April 23, 2015
Martin Lawrence is NOT Dead
Posts claiming that US comedian and actor Martin Lawrence has died are circulating vigorously via social media.
Published: April 15, 2015
Willie Nelson is NOT Dead
'News' report claims that legendary country music star Willie Nelson has been found dead at his Maui home. Rumours derived from the report are circulating via social media.
Published: February 24, 2015
Tamil Actress Manorama Has NOT Died
Social media has been buzzing with rumours claiming that much loved and respected Tamil actress Manorama has died. Many Twitter and Facebook posts have expressed sorrow at her passing and offered condolences.
Published: February 18, 2015
Hugh Hefner Death Hoax
Report being shared via social media claims that Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has passed away aged 88.
Published: December 30, 2014
Axl Rose is NOT Dead - Star Targeted in Death Hoax Message
Circulating 'news' report claims that Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has been found dead in his Hollywood home.
Published: December 5, 2014
'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan is NOT Dead
Circulating report claims that the 'dog whisperer' Cesar Millan has died of a heart attack.
Published: December 3, 2014
Macaulay Culkin is NOT Dead
Circulating rumour claims that actor Macaulay Culkin of Home Alone fame has died.
Published: November 9, 2014
Norman Reedus is NOT Dead
Circulating social media rumour claims that American actor Norman Reedus has died. Reedus plays the character Daryl Dixon in 'The Walking Dead'.
Published: October 30, 2014
Judd Nelson Of The Breakfast Club Fame is NOT Dead
A rapidly circulating news report claims that actor Judd Nelson, who is best known for playing the character John Bender in The Breakfast Club, has been found dead in his Los Angeles home.
Published: October 27, 2014
Shakira Death Hoax Email Contains Malware
Spanish language email claims that Colombian entertainer Shakira has been killed in a car accident and invites you to open an attached file for further details.
Published: September 8, 2014
'Saved by the Bell' Star Dennis Haskins Is NOT Dead
Message being shared via social media claims that American actor Dennis Haskins, who is best known for his role as principal Richard Belding in the sitcom 'Saved by the Bell', has been killed in a car accident.
Published: September 3, 2014
SURVEY SCAM - 'Sylvester Stallone Died in Horrible Car Accident'
Facebook post claims that actor Sylvester Stallone has died in a car accident. The post features a teaser image of a crashed car and invites users to click a 'play' button to view video footage of the accident.
Published: August 21, 2014
Lou Ferrigno Is NOT Dead
Circulating report claims that popular US actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno has been killed in a car accident.
Published: May 29, 2014
WWE Legend The Undertaker is Alive
Circulating report claims that wrestling star Mark 'The Undertaker' Calaway was found dead in his Texas home.
Published: April 17, 2014
SCAM -'R.I.P. Dwayne Johnson' - The Rock is NOT Dead
R.I.P. message being distributed on Facebook claims that actor Dwayne Johnson has died during filming of a dangerous stunt for the movie Fast and Furious 7.
Published: April 11, 2014
Dwayne Johnson is NOT Dead
Circulating report claims that popular actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has fallen from a cliff and died while filming in New Zealand.
Published: April 7, 2014
Actor Wayne Knight is NOT Dead
Reports and rumours circulating via social media claim that popular actor Wayne Knight has been killed in a tractor-trailer accident.
Published: March 17, 2014
Michael Jackson Died Years Ago Hoax
Email claims that Michael Jackson actually died many years ago and that the star's decayed body has recently been discovered buried at the Neverland Ranch. It suggests that an "other worldly" impostor has been playing the role of Michael Jackson for a number of years
Updated: December 30, 2013
Oprah Winfrey is NOT Dead – Links in Message Lead to Rogue App
Message appearing on Facebook claims that media queen Oprah Winfrey has been found dead at her house after committing suicide at her home. The message invites users to click a link to watch an exclusive video message that the star made before her death.
Published: November 6, 2013
Celine Dion Death Hoax Points To Rogue App
Circulating messages designed to look like news headlines or "breaking news" articles claim singer Celine Dion has died and invite users to click a link to watch an exclusive news video about her demise.
Published: October 24, 2013
Will Smith Facebook Death Post Leads to Rogue App
Circulating Facebook message claims that actor Will Smith has died due to a doctor's negligence during an operation. The message invites users to click a link to see CCTV footage of the operation.
Published: October 22, 2013
Adam Sandler Snowboarding Death Hoax - Adam is STILL not Dead
Circulating message claims that popular actor Adam Sandler has died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.
Published: October 14, 2013
Miley Cyrus is NOT Dead - Miley Cyrus Suicide Facebook Scam
Message circulating on Facebook claims that entertainer Miley Cyrus has committed suicide due to "traumatic stress". The message urges fans to click a link to view a suicide video message from Miley.
Published: September 3, 2013
Football Star Joe Montana is NOT Dead
Message circulating via social media claims that retired pro football star Joe Montana has died in a single vehicle accident.
Published: August 29, 2013
Jackie Chan is NOT Dead
Message circulating via social media claims that popular actor Jackie Chan died after falling from a building during a stunt.
Published: June 24, 2013
Justin Bieber did NOT Die in a Car Crash
Message circulating via social media claims that popular young singing star Justin Bieber has died in a car accident.
Published: March 4, 2013
Mickey Rourke Did NOT Die in A Snowboard Accident
Messages circulating via social media claim that actor Mickey Rourke has died in a snowboarding accident.
Published: January 24, 2013
Sylvester Stallone is NOT Dead
Messages circulating via social media claim that actor Sylvester Stallone has died in a snowboarding accident.
Published: January 21, 2013
Neil Tennant is NOT Dead
Social media driven message claims that Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant has died in a car accident.
Published: January 14, 2013
Jason Derulo is NOT Dead
Circulating social media messages claim that entertainer Jason Derulo has died in a car accident.
Published: December 24, 2012
Jim Carrey is NOT Dead
Social media driven message claims that actor Jim Carrey died in a snowboarding accident in Sweden.
Published: December 12, 2012
Adam Sandler is NOT Dead
Social media rumours claim that popular actor Adam Sandler has died.
Published: November 12, 2012
Lil Wayne is NOT Dead
Social media driven messages claim that American rapper Lil Wayne has died of a drug overdose.
Published: November 1, 2012
Johnny Depp is NOT Dead
Social media driven messages claim that much loved actor Johnny Depp has died, either from drowning on a film set or in a car accident.
Published: October 11, 2012
Social Media Rumours Falsely Claim Fidel Castro is Dead
Rumours running rampant on Twitter and other social media sites claim that Fidel Castro has died.
Published: October 11, 2012
Tom Kenny, Voice of SpongeBob Is NOT Dead
Circulating social media posts claim that Tom Kenny, the actor who supplied the voice of much loved children's character SpongeBob SquarePants has died.
Published: September 13, 2012
Morgan Freeman is NOT Dead
Pages and posts on Facebook claim that much loved actor Morgan Freeman has died.
Published: September 11, 2012
'Science Guy' Bill Nye is NOT Dead
Messages circulating via social media posts claims that Science Guy Bill Nye has died.
Published: August 28, 2012
Wrestling Star John Cena is NOT Dead
Circulating social media message claims that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star John Cena has died of a head injury while practicing a wrestling stunt with a WWE co-star.
Published: August 6, 2012
Wrestling Star Undertaker is NOT Dead
Message circulating via social media claims that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Undertaker has died of a neck injury while practicing with a WWE co-star.
Published: August 3, 2012
Rihanna Is NOT Dead
Social media messages claim that popular singer Rihanna has died in a plane crash.
Published: 11th January 2012
Jon Bon Jovi is NOT Dead
Yet another celebrity death hoax began circulating at light speed around Facebook and other social media outlets. This incarnation of the hoax claimed that rock legend Jon Bon Jovi was pronounced dead after police found him in a coma at a hotel in New Jersey
Published: 20th December 2011
Gordon Lightfoot Death Hoax
Messages circulating via Twitter, Facebook and email claim that iconic Canadian singer- songwriter Gordon Lightfoot is dead.
Published: 22nd February 2010
Miley Cyrus Death Hoax
Online reports and rumours claim that teen singer and TV star Miley Cyrus was killed in a car accident.
Published: September 2008
Travis Barker Death Hoax
Message claims that famous drummer Travis Barker was found dead in his garage in November 2007
Published: November 2007
Sinbad Heart Attack Hoax
Message claims that US actor and comedian, Sinbad, died of a heart attack on March 14th
Published: March 2007
Tom Hanks Death Hoax
Message that appears to be a news report claims that the actor Tom Hanks fell to his death while filming on location in New Zealand
Published: November 2006
Jaleel White of Urkel Fame Is Not Dead
AP news report claims that actor Jaleel White, who played the lovable Urkel in "Family Matters", has committed suicide
Published: June 2006
Will Ferrell is Not Dead
A bogus press release circulating around the Internet claims actor Will Ferrell was killed in a paragliding accident
Published: March 2006
William Hung Is Not Dead
Emailed "News story" claims that American Idol celebrity, William Hung, is dead from an intentional drug overdose.
Published: July 2004
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