Being famous is a treat, isn’t it? Well, not always. There are days where you’re dead and you don’t even know it. There are some famous people (alive or dead) who were pretty much alive but the internet had them resting in peace. But if not the internet, then just some really faulty news. Here’s a list of 8 popular actors who were falsely reported dead. Check it out!
1. Adam Sandler
One of the most positive figures in Hollywood, Adam Sandler, wasn’t safe from the false death reports. Back in 2017, LinkBeef was pretty famous for reporting false deaths. One such celebrity was Adam Sandler who was reportedly found dead in his apartment due to suicide on January 13, 20217. The site even said that their source was Marin County Police Department.
2. Miley Cyrus
No matter how successful her singing career was, we all remember her from her days as Hannah Montana which simply rocked. After conquering both, the singing and the acting world, it was time for Miley to face the same fate – death…rumours. In 2016. Now8News reported that Miley was found dead in his bathtub due to an overdose of prescription pills. But it all started back in 2008 when it was reported that she was a victim of a hit and run.
3. Nicholas Cage
July 216 was the year of false deaths. It was reported in an article that Cage died due to a severe motorcycle accident, but the body of the article said he lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree. Be it whatever, the audience took the bait and then another article was published with some serious editing.
4. Jack Black
When it came to Jack Black, things unwrapped in a more serious and believable way. Once again in 2016, he was reported dead. His band’s Twitter page Tenacious D was hacked and the hackers posted this message:
“It is with a heavy heart I am to announce that Jack Black passed away last night at 3:37 am. The cause of death is yet unknown.”
The mess was later cleared when they recovered the page and posted, “WE had our Twitter account hacked. We can assure you that Jack is ALIVE and WELL and that this was a sick ‘prank.'”
5. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Can the Terminator have a heart attack? Apparently, yes. MSMBC.co posted on August 28, 2015, that Arnold passed away due to a heart attack, which definitely wasn’t the case.
6. Martin Lawrence
Lawrence is a chill celebrity but of course, you don’t want to mess with him. But some people are fearless. News Buzz Daily reported in April 2015 that Lawrence was found dead in a hotel room by the maid. Even though Lawrence never cleared the air, he kept appearing on social media.
7. Vin Diesel
Diesel was a victim of a more elaborate prank. In 2014, a post went viral which included a link claiming that Diesel was dead. Once you click the link, the RIP Vin Diesel post was sent to everyone on your friend list.
8. Dwayne Johnson
Last but not the least, our very own Dwayne Johnson. It was reported that the actor tragically died while shooting a stunt for F7. Dwayne turned down the rumours in his own way as he posted, “Rumors of my death are false – I’m still ‘Bringin’ It’ 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – including a leap year!”