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Did Bruce Willis Just Die At Home After Years Of Suffering?!

Did Bruce Willis just die suddenly at home, or on the way to the hospital?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-04-22 : Updated with new details and versions.
Originally posted @ 2023-05-30

 

Claim : Bruce Willis Died At Home After Years Of Suffering!

People are sharing YouTube and Facebook videos claiming to prove that Bruce Willis just died suddenly at home, or on the way to the hospital, with titles like:

5 Minutes Ago / Bruce Willis DIED After A Long Battle With CANCER

10 Minutes Ago / Bruce Willis Just Died At Home / Goodbye Bruce Willis.

15 Minutes Ago / Bruce Willis Just Died At Home / Goodbye Bruce Willis

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Truth : Bruce Willis Did Not Die At Home After Years Of Suffering!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media reported Bruce Willis’ death.

Never mind the slew of ridiculously terrible movies he participated in before his retirement, Bruce Willis remains a Hollywood mega star. His diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) got front page news all over the world!

If Bruce Willis really did die, whether from his dementia, a car accident, or a heart attack, the worldwide media would have reported it. Such momentous news would not have been left to a bunch of small-time celebrity death blogs / small YouTube and Facebook channels!

The truth is – no legitimate media outlet reported that Bruce Willis died suddenly from any cause, because it never happened

Fact #2 : Bruce Willis Is Still Alive + Well!

Bruce Willis did not die, and is still very much alive and well, as of Sunday, 21 April,2024. That was when he posted a photo of himself on his official Instagram account.

Bruce Willis officially retired from acting in March 2022, after his aphasia diagnosis, and his family announced that his aphasia was caused by frontotemporal dementia on February 16, 2023.

However, Bruce Willis did not die in 2022, 2023, or even April 2024 as alleged by people on social media. He’s very much still alive!

In fact, on Sunday, 21 April 2023, his family posted a video on Instagram, showing him with his granddaughter Louetta.

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Fact #3 : Bruce Willis Death Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of three examples used in many of these videos.

This photo that shows Bruce Willis on a hospital bed, was edited from a stock photo of an old man, taken by Raul Rodriguez. It’s titled “Elderly 80 plus year old man recovering from surgery in a hospital bed“.

In addition, the purple ribbon isn’t used for awareness of frontotemporal dementia, which is relatively uncommon. The purple ribbon is often used to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and pancreatic cancer.

Incidentally, frontotemporal dementia is different from Alzheimer’s disease, affecting a different part of the brain, and presenting with different symptoms.

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This photo of a large funeral is not of Bruce Willis, but of Irish makeup artist Cathriona White, taken on October 10, 2015.

If you look carefully, you can spot actor Jim Carrey looking sombre next to the pallbearer. He dated Cathriona White for three years, from 2012-2015. She died from a suicide by prescription drug overdose on September 28, 2015.

The fake news creator just added a photo of Bruce Willis, making it look like Jim Carrey and the lady beside him were carrying it. The truth is there was no photo, and they were just holding hands.

This photo of Bruce Willis’s funeral is also fake. This is actually a photo of Serbian folk singer, Šaban Šaulić, who died on February 17, 2019. His funeral was held on February 22, 2019.

The fake news creator flipped the photo, and superimposed a large and overly bright head of Sylvester Stallone together with a photo of Bruce Willis magically floating in front of him!

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Fact #4 : Bruce Willis Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Bruce Willis death hoax, ironically, is also being driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of actor Bruce Willis’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in The Fifth Element or Die Hard is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Bruce Willis Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Bruce Willis’ unnamed reps confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Dolly Parton Just Died Suddenly From Cancer?!

Legendary singer Dolly Parton just died suddenly from cancer?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-04-20 : Updated with new version and new details.
Originally posted @ 2023-05-05

 

Claim : Dolly Parton Just Died Suddenly In Hospital!

People are sharing YouTube and Facebook videos claiming that legendary singer Dolly Parton just died suddenly in a hospital of cancer or a stroke, with titles like :

5 Minutes Ago / The UNEXPECTED Death of Dolly Parton After A Long Battle With CANCER

7 minutes ago/ Dolly Parton passed away suddenly last night/ Goodbye actor Dolly Parton

1 hours ago, Singer Dolly Parton died at the hospital, extremely painful

5 Minutes Ago/Dolly Parton Is Currently On Life Support After Diagnosed With Dangerous Disease.

7 minutes ago / R.I.P. Singer Dolly Parton Died on the way to the hospital

20 minutes ago / The family announced the sad news of Country singer Dolly Parton / Goodbye

30 minutes ago, Famous Singer Dolly Parton was found dead in the bathroom after suffering a stroke

10 Minutes Ago / Sad News / RIP Dolly Parton / Goodbye Dolly Parton

Minutes ago at Dolly Parton’s funeral, Blake Shelton: ‘I can’t believe she’s gone forever’

10 mins ago / With singer Dolly Parton’s tearful final goodbye, she is confirmed as..

With heavy hearts as we report sudden death of 76-year-old singer Dolly Parton, goodbye and rest.

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Truth : Dolly Parton Did Not Die Suddenly From Cancer!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page / video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported Her Death

These YouTube and Facebook videos have been circulating for months now, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported Dolly Parton’s death.

Dolly Parton is such a big celebrity and a legend in the music industry, her death would have been covered globally by the media and celebrity blogs.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet, nor celebrity blog, has reported that Dolly Parton died recently from any cause. Why should you believe no-name websites, or random YouTube / Facebook videos??

Fact #2 : Dolly Parton Is Still Alive + Well!

Dolly Parton (born Dolly Rebecca Parton on May 13, 1946) is still very much alive and well, as of Friday, April 20, 2023, when she posted on Instagram with players from the New York Yankees at the Yankee Stadium.

And just two days earlier, she posted an Instagram photo promoting the pre-order of her upcoming cookbook – Good Lookin’ Cookin’ (US | UK | AU).

All those posts came many weeks to months after those YouTube and Facebook videos claimed that she died suddenly from cancer, a stroke, or some “dangerous disease”.

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Fact #3 : The Videos Provided No Evidence For Her Death

To generate ad money, the videos must engage you long enough, so they come up with some story that Dolly Parton was suffering from “cancer”, a “dangerous disease” or a “stroke”, and they drag out the video with details about Dolly Parton’s life.

In any case, after watching the videos, you will realise that none of them actually provided any evidence that Dolly Parton died from cancer, or any dangerous disease.

That may anger you, but it doesn’t matter. They got you to watch the video, generating income for them. And they know that most people will not realise that, and forward the fake news to their family and friends!

Fact #4 : They Videos Used Stock Photos

To make their videos more convincing, these fake video creators add faces of celebrities like Sylvester Stallone and Blake Shelton to the fake Dolly Parton funeral photos.

Take for example, this photo of Sylvester Stallone apparently leading the pallbearers carrying Dolly Parton’s coffin. Not only is Stallone smirking (odd for a funeral, isn’t it?), his head looks strange – it’s too large and you can see a second ear just right ear!

That’s because the fake news creator use the funeral photo from Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries that was taken on Sunday, January 21, 2018 by Getty photographer, Charles McQuillian, in her hometown of Limerick in Ireland.

The fake news creator had to make Sylvester Stallone’s head larger to cover up the face of the man in the real photo, but even so, was not able to cover up the man’s right ear completely.

The fake news creator also added a photo of Dolly Parton. In the real photo, you can see that the man was not holding anything.

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Fact #5 : Dolly Parton Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Dolly Parton death hoax, ironically, also bring driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of singer Dolly Parton’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for hit songs like 9 to 5, I Will Always Love You or Jolene is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Dolly Parton Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Dolly Parton’s unnamed rep confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Cristiano Ronaldo Just Die In Tragic Car Accident?!

Did football legend Cristiano Ronaldo just die suddenly in a tragic car accident?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-03-21 : Added new updates, including a new photo.
Originally posted @ 2023-04-18

 

Claim : Cristiano Ronaldo Just Died Suddenly In Tragic Car Accident!

People are claiming on Facebook, TikTok, YouTube and social media that football legend Cristiano Ronaldo just died suddenly in a tragic car accident, with photos of the car accident and his funeral procession!

YouTube : CRISTIANO RONALDO DEAD IN CAR ACCIDENT

YouTube : 10 minutes ago / Cristiano ronaldo Death | Sad News | RIP Cristiano Ronaldo

YouTube : He died #cr7 #cristiano #cristianoronaldo

myricebowl : CR7 DIED | CR7 dies in a car crash and the other car flees the scene

nolfi : cr7 is dead. RIP 😭😭😭😭

Good Bye Cristiano ronaldo | Rip Cristiano

Rip #fyp #ronaldo #cristianoronaldo #rip #sad #viral #blowthisup #foryoupage #cr7

He’s dead 🥶☠️ #ronaldo #football #fyp #foryou #soccer

Very Sad News 10 minutes ago! Cristiano Ronaldo Super star Food ball CR7 lost his life in a car accident in Portugal

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Truth : Cristiano Ronaldo Did Not Die Suddenly In Tragic Car Accident!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page / video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Cristiano Ronaldo Is Still Alive + Well!

Cristiano Ronaldo (born Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro on 5 February 1985) is still very much alive and well, as of Monday, 21 March 2024!

Of course, you will want “proof of life”, don’t you? Well, Ronaldo posted a photo of himself enjoying a day out on a beach in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, 20 March 2024!

That post came after the Portuguese national team announced that Cristiano Ronaldo would not be joining its friendly match against Sweden on March 21. However, he will join the team on the eve of its match against Slovenia on March 26.

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Fact #2 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These social media posts, as well as YouTube and Facebook videos have been circulating for months now, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported on Cristiano Ronald’s death!

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s best footballers and a mega celebrity. His death would have been covered extensively by the media across the globe!

Yet, no legitimate media outlet has reported that Cristiano Ronaldo died recently from any cause. Why should you believe no-name websites, or random YouTube / Facebook / TikTok videos?

Fact #3 : Viral Car Accident Photo Was From 2009

The viral photo of a badly damaged car is genuine, and shows a car in which Cristiano Ronaldo drove and crashed. However, that happened many years ago, when the Portuguese footballer was just 23 years old!

At 10:20 am on 8 January 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo crashed his Ferrari sports car into a roadside barrier in a tunnel on the A538 Wilmslow Road near the Manchester airport, on the way to train with the Manchester United team.

The car was badly damaged, with one of the front wheels sheared off and thrown over a hundred metres away. However, Cristiano Ronaldo was not injured, and got out of his car by himself, and later went on to train that morning.

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Fact #4 : Cristiano Ronaldo Accident + Funeral Photos Are Fake!

Because Cristiano Ronaldo never died in a car crash or a hospital, these fake news creator have to resort to using photos from other accidents or funerals.

For example, this photo does not show a screenshot of a news report about Cristiano Ronald’s tragic car accident, in which the other car fled the scene.

The fake news creator simply used a photo from a tragic accident in the Portuguese island of Madeira, where a tour bus swerved off a winding street and tumbled down a hill, killing at least 29 people and injuring dozens of other passengers.

To make it more convincing, the fake news creator added the LIVE and BREAKING NEWS chyrons to the image.

Needless to say, Cristiano Ronaldo was not onboard the tour bus. He was never there, never mind injured, or dead, in that April 2019 tragedy.

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In this example, the fake news creator merely added an inset photo of Cristiano Ronaldo with an arrow, a crying emoji and a LIVE chyron, to a photo of the funeral procession of IRA veteran Bobby Storey, which occurred on 30 June 2020.

If you take a closer look, you will see a bagpiper and Argos – a retailer operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland. You may also notice that everyone’s white! That’s because the photo was taken in Belfast, not Portugal!

Cristiano Ronaldo is Portuguese. Why on Earth would his funeral be held in Ireland?! And why would his family want a bagpiper at his funeral?!

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Fact #5 : Cristiano Ronaldo Death Hoax Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Cristiano Ronaldo death hoax is, ironically, just another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 39-year-old footballer is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Cristiano Ronaldo Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Cristiano Ronaldo’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Celine Dion Just Died Suddenly In Hospital?!

Celine Dion just died suddenly in the hospital?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-02-24 : Added new updates, including updated MediaMass claim.
Updated @ 2023-08-31 : Added video, and updated with new examples, etc.
Originally posted @ 2023-04-17

 

Claim : Celine Dion Just Died Suddenly In Hospital!

People are sharing YouTube and TikTok videos claiming that Celine Dion just died in a hospital from Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS), or after a tragic car / plane crash, with titles like :

30 minutes ago, R.I.P. Celine Dion (†55) Died on the way to the hospital, Farewell in tears

1 Hour Ago / R.I.P Celine Dion Died In France / Fans send their condolences to the singer

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Truth : Celine Dion Did Not Die Suddenly In Hospital!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported Her Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported her death or car accident!

When Celine Dion announced that she was suffering from Stiff Person Syndrome, the media breathlessly reported it around the globe.

Celine Dion is not just a famous singer. She is a national treasure in Canada, and a music legend. If she fell and broke a nail, you can be sure that celebrity blogs would have excitedly reported it, if not the mainstream media.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet or even a celebrity blog reported that Celine Dion was involved in any car or plane crash, much less died in a hospital of a “dangerous, incurable disease”. That’s because it never happened!

Fact #2 : Celine Dion Is Still Alive!

The truth is – Celine Dion (born Céline Marie Claudette Dion on 30 March, 1968) is very much still alive, as of Saturday, 24 February 2024! Of course, you guys want “proof of life”, right?

Well, on Sunday night, 4 February 2024, Celine Dion appeared at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, to present the award for the Album of the Year to Taylor Swift. The 55 year-old singer walked out by herself to “The Power of Love”, which Taylor Swift sang along to with the crowd.

Thank you all. I love you right back. When I say that I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart.

Those who have been blessed enough to be here, the Grammy Awards, must never take for granted the tremendous love and joy that music bring to our lives and to people all around the world.

And now it gives me great joy to present a Grammy Award that two legends — Diana Ross and Sting — presented to me 27 years ago.

Wearing a pastel gown and brown coat, Celine Dion would later be photographed embracing Taylor Swift after the awards show. Needless to say – Celine Dion is very much still alive. She doesn’t even need to use a wheelchair, even though she is still suffering from Stiff Person Syndrome!

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Fact #3 : Celine Dion Death Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of two examples used in many of these videos.

This is a pretty good Photoshop effort, although you can see how Celine Dion’s dark brown hair suddenly became grey hair. And of course, you have to wonder why Celine Dion would still has her makeup on!

The truth is the fake news created edited the photo of Jan Key – a 65 year-old lady from Kalamazoo, Michigan, who was hit by a car on November 21, 2019.

The photo was taken by her daughter, Kitty Jenkins, on November 26, after Jan Key underwent a second surgery for her broken arm and collarbone. She underwent emergency surgery five days ago to treat her broken leg.

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This photo, on the other hand, is a pretty bad Photoshop edit of a photo taken at the August 2018 funeral of Oliver Dragojević – a famous Croatian singer and composer.

To make it look like a Celine Dion funeral, the fake news creator added Lady Gaga appearing to cry, and unbelievably – René Angélil was edited in, with a portrait of Celine Dion magically floating in front of him.

For those who are not aware, René Angélil was Celine Dion’s manager who eventually married her on December 17, 1994. The only problem is – René Angélil died many years ago – on January 14, 2016 from throat cancer!

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But I would like to give a special Bad Photoshop award to the fake news creator who came up with this gem.

Not only did he/she use the visage of a smiling Celine Dion, it was stitched on so badly, it’s really, REALLY funny!

Celine Dion, who was supposed to be dying in hospital from a terrible car accident, not only has both her eyes open and smiling, it looked the accident smashed her face sideways!

What a terrible, terrible Photoshop edit! If you are going to cheat people, at least put in some effort!

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Fact #4 : Celine Dion Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Celine Dion death hoax is, sadly, also being driven by a fake fact check article by the MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of singer Céline Dion’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for hit songs like S’il suffisait d’aimer, My Heart Will Go On or Pour que tu m’aimes encore is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Celine Dion Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Celine Dion’s unnamed rep confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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He continues to devote countless hours every day writing about tech, medicine and science, in his pursuit of facts in a post-truth world.

 

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Did Toby Keith Die Suddenly On The Way To Hospital?!

Did country music star Toby Keith just die suddenly on the way to a Los Angeles hospital, or in the hospital, from stomach cancer?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-02-06 : Added Toby Keith’s true death details.
Originally posted @ 2023-06-17

 

Claim : Toby Keith Died Suddenly On The Way To Hospital!

People are sharing YouTube videos claiming to prove that Toby Keith just died suddenly on the way to the hospital from stomach cancer, with titles like :

Heart stopped beating, country singer Toby Keith died of stomach cancer at Los Angeles hospital

5 minutes ago / R.I.P Singer Toby Keith Died on the way to the hospital / Goodbye Toby Keith.

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Truth : Toby Keith Died At Home After Fighting Cancer!

This is yet another example of fake news created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Toby Keith Died At Home

Toby Keith (born Toby Keith Covel on July 8, 1961) passed away at home on the night of 5 February 2024, surrounded by his family.

He did not die on the way to the hospital, or in a Los Angeles hospital. He died at home in Norman, Oklahoma, where he has a 10,000 square foot home in a sprawling estate.

Those claims were made by fake news creators on YouTube, TikTok, and social media platforms, months and years before he died.

Toby Keith’s death was announced on his official Instagram page, days after he posted a video speaking about how he did an undercover show at the Fillmore club in New York City, as the “Incognito Bandito” band. His publicist, Elaine Schock, also confirmed his death.

Toby Keith also appeared in public on the Bobby Bones Show in early January 2024, speaking about his stomach surgery, and working on his singing. At that time, Toby Keith said that his health was improving.

Toby Keith was 62 years old when he died. He leaves behind his wife, Tricia, and three children – Shelley, Krystal, and Stelen.

Fact #2 : Toby Keith Fought Stomach Cancer

Toby Keith announced in June 2022 that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer at the end of 2021. He said that he underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery in the past six months since that diagnosis.

Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. I’ve spent the last six months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax.

In November 2022, Toby Keith told CMT Hot 20 Countdown’s Cody Alan, that he was thinking about getting back to “fightin’ shape” as the cancer treatment was “pretty debilitating”. However, he suggested that everything was looking good.

I’m thinking about getting back to fightin’ shape. I need a little bit of time to just rest up and heal up. It’s pretty debilitating to have to go through all that, but as long as everything stays hunky-dory, then we’ll look at something good in the future.

On June 2, 2023, Toby Keith posted a rare photo of himself to raise awareness for the non-profit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. He looked noticeably thinner, but very much still alive.

Then on July 15, 2023, he posted a video singing at the back of his Uber ride, which had a karaoke machine! He looked much better in this video. By January 2024, he told Bobby Bones that he no longer had “any issues” with his health.

While his family did not announce his cause of death, in all likelihood, Toby Keith died from stomach cancer.

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Fact #3 : Toby Keith Hospital Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these fake Toby Keith death videos, and traced the origin of two examples used in many of these videos.

This photo used to show Toby Keith unconscious and intubated in a hospital bed is actually a photo of Pittsburgh radio DJ, Sean McDowell, who retired from the WDVE station in May 2019.

In August 6, 2019, he posted these photos on Twitter, revealing that a year ago – on August 6, 2018, he had an operation to fix his heart’s mitral valve.

Exactly 1 year ago today, St. Clair Hospital, Dr. Scott Halbreiner sawed thru my sternum, opened my rib cage, fixed my heart (mitral valve) & then wired me shut! Biggest Thanks Ever to Dr. Halbreiner, Dr. Dave Burkey & the nurses in the CVSU! Because of you guys, I’m still here!

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This photo of an intubated man lying in a hospital bed is actually a stock photo with a photo ID of 1745351552 on Shutterstock. It was taken on May 20, 2020, with the following description.

DUQUE DE CAXIAS,(BRAZIL),MAY,20,2020: doctors take care of patients with covid-19 and an intensive care unit (ICU) at hospital são josé specialized in the treatment of covid-19

Fact #4 : Toby Keith Death Hoax Was Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Toby Keith death hoax, ironically, was also being driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of singer Toby Keith’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for hit songs like Red Solo Cup, I Love This Bar or Should’ve Been a Cowboy is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Toby Keith Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Toby Keith’s unnamed reps confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Simon Cowell Just Die Suddenly In Hospital?!

Did Simon Cowell just die suddenly in a hospital?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-02-12 : Added updated MediaMass claim, and other details
Originally posted @ 2023-01-07

 

Claim : Simon Cowell Just Died Suddenly In Car Crash!

People are sharing YouTube and TikTok videos which claim that Simon Cowell just died suddenly in a tragic car crash or unknown causes, with titles like :

10 minutes ago in Chicago, “America’s Got Talent” Simon Cowell died suddenly at the hospital

5 minutes ago announced that simon cowell died at the hospital…😳🤐 #viral #viralvideo

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Truth : Simon Cowell Did Not Die Suddenly In Hospital!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported his death.

Never mind his wealth, Simon Cowell is a celebrity in his own right. Even if he did not die, the worldwide media would have reported on his car accident or hospitalisation.

No legitimate media outlet reported that Simon Cowell was hospitalised, never mind dying suddenly in a car crash. That’s because it never happened!

Fact #2 : Simon Cowell Is Still Alive + Well!

Simon Cowell – the long-time judge on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent is still very much alive and well, as of Monday, 12  February 2024.

Of course, you need actual “proof of life”, right? Well, Simon Cowell posted a video of Shadow Ace performing on America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League.

As you can see – Simon Cowell is not dead, or in the hospital. He certainly does not look like he’s dying in a hospital!

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Fact #3 : The Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of four examples used in many of these videos.

This photo that shows Simon Cowell on a hospital bed, was edited from a real photo of a kidney transplant patient called Gerhard van Tonder. The photo was taken in October 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Healthcare professionals will immediately notice that Simon Cowell is not intubated despite being mysteriously hooked up to a ventilator!

If you look carefully, you will also notice that Simon Cowell’s head is oddly larger than normal – to superimpose over Gerhard’s head in the real photo.

If you zoom into the fake photo, you can even see a white border around Simon Cowell’s head – a clear sign it was added to the photo.

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The photo of this white SUV was taken on July 17, 2019 on Highway 6 near Freelton, Ontario, Canada. The driver was a 38 year-old woman, not Simon Cowell.

This photo was also misappropriated from another car accident, this time in the Selma neighbourhood in the San Fernando Valley, on May 9, 2021.

The driver was a 57 year-old woman who died in that accident. Again, not Simon Cowell.

This fake photo is a pretty good edit, albeit showing Simon Cowell smiling with his eyes closed – odd for someone who was dying or has already died.

But it was really a photo of Blake Bargatze, a 24 year-old man, who was being treated at a South Florida hospital for COVID-19 in March 2021.

Bargatze, unfortunately, did not qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine at that time, and got infected. His condition grew worse over time, and he eventually had to be placed on an ECMO machine to let his lungs heal.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, and he ended up with a double-lung transplant in June 2021, to save his life.

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Fact #4 : Simon Cowell Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Simon Cowell death hoax is, ironically, also being driven by a fake fact check article by the MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of television host Simon Cowell’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the creator of Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Simon Cowell Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Simon Cowell’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert PattinsonSylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Sylvester Stallone Just Die Suddenly In Hospital?!

Did Sylvester Stallone just die suddenly in the hospital?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-01-26 : Added new updates, including updated MediaMass claim.
Originally posted @ 2023-04-12

 

Claim : Sylvester Stallone Just Died Suddenly In Hospital!

People are sharing YouTube and TikTok videos claiming to show Sylvester Stallone just died in a hospital, with titles like :

Sylvester Stallone Just Die Suddenly In Hospital? Family announced sad news legend Sylvester Stallone

🔆 Rest In Peace // Legendary Actor ”’Sylvester Stallone”’ Breathed His Last At The Age of 76.

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Truth : Sylvester Stallone Did Not Die Suddenly Anywhere!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Sylvester Stallone Is Still Alive + Well!

Hollywood legend, Sylvester Stallone (born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946), is still very much alive and well, as of 26 January 2024.

For those who readily believe claims that Sylvester Stallone has died without even asking for evidence, here are some recent “proof of life”…

On 18 January 2024, Syl Stallone posted on his official Instagram account about the upcoming second season of his reality TV show – The Family Stallone.

Just last month, Sylvester Stallone posted a video of himself on 13 December 2023, speaking about never giving up when the time gets tough.

As you can see, Sly Stallone is still very much alive and well, even regularly keeping in shape in his gym – weeks and months after these fake YouTube videos claimed that he died in a hospital, at home, or even on the street!

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Fact #2 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported his death.

Sylvester Stallone is a Hollywood icon, starring in the Rocky and Rambo movies, as well as more recently, The Expendables movies.

No legitimate media outlet reported that Sylvester Stallone was sick, much less died suddenly in a hospital!

If Sylvester Stallone did indeed die, the worldwide media would have reported on his death. Yet, no one but small YouTube and TikTok channels picked up on his tragic death? That’s because it never happened.

Fact #3 : The Photos Were Edited

The photos used in these videos were edited from real photos, with some celebrities added in to make it look genuine. In this example, the fake news creator added Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.

The actual photo is of the February 2019 funeral of Argentinian footballer, Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash off Alderney on 21 January 2019.

The photo was taken by Associated Press, and shows Nantes defender Nicolas Pallois and Emiliano Sala’s brother, Dario, helping to carry his coffin at his funeral on 19 February 2019.

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Even when it comes to the really good photo-editing efforts, there are still some clues to show you that these were edited images.

In this example, you can see that Sylvester Stallone’s chin appeared to be cut out. More damning is pillow which had a Queensland Health logo on it.

Unless Sylvester Stallone happened to be filming in Queensland, Australia; there is no way he would end up being treated in its hospital!

Fact #4 : Sylvester Stallone Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Sylvester Stallone death hoax is, ironically, also being driven by a fact check article by the MediaMass Project.

News of actor Sylvester Stallone’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Rambo or Rocky is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Sylvester Stallone Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Sylvester Stallone’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Did Justin Bieber Just Die In Tragic Car Accident?!

Did Justin Bieber just die in a hospital after a high speed car crash?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-01-14 : Refreshed for a new release
Originally posted @ 2023-04-13

 

Claim : Justin Bieber Died Suddenly In High Speed Car Crash!

People are sharing YouTube, Facebook and TikTok videos claiming that Justin Bieber just died suddenly in a high speed car crash, with titles like :

10 minutes ago in Los Angeles, American famous singer Justin Bieber died suddenly in car accident

( RIP ) Justin Bieber died after crashing at over 100mph, coroner’s report reveals

12 Minute ago ( RIP ) Justin Bieber died after crashing at over 100mph, coroner’s report reveals

RIP Justin Bieber… We lost him in a car crash over 100mph if your depressed please reach out.

( RIP ) Justin Bieber died after crashing at over 120mph, coroner’s report reveals

( RIP ) Very Sad 20 Second ago in Chicago, Justin Bieber died after crashing at over 100mph, coroner’s report reveals

7 minutes ago Justin Bieber died in car accident after crashing at over 100mph…. RIP legend…very sad news

Justin Bieber died #justinbieber #justinbieberdied #death #singer #justinbieberupdates #ytshorts

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Truth : Justin Bieber Did Not Die In Car Accident!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page / video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube / TikTok / Facebook videos have been circulating for days now, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported Justin Bieber’s death.

Justin Bieber is a megastar, with a beautiful celebrity model wife. If something happened to him, not will it be eagerly reported on by celebrity blogs, the worldwide media would no doubt cover it too.

When Justin Bieber revealed that he is suffering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome, the worldwide media breathlessly reported on his condition, including he cancelled the rest of his concerts.

No legitimate media outlet has reported that Justin Bieber died recently from any cause. Why should you believe no-name websites like NewsC60 / Fact Journal Media / NewsC8, or random YouTube / TikTok / Facebook videos?

Fact #2 : Justin Bieber Is Still Alive + Well!

Justin Bieber is still very much alive and well, as of Sunday, 14 January, 2024. Of course, you want “proof of life”, don’t you?

Well, Justin Bieber himself posted a series of photos and videos on Instagram on 7 January 2024, to share how excited he is for 2024:

excited for this next year. New beginnings

One of them is a video of him playing golf. Needless to say – he looks very well, f or someone who allegedly got smashed into pieces in a terrible car accident.

This happened many days, weeks and even months after those YouTube / TikTok / Facebook videos claimed that he died in a high speed car accident! What a miracle!

Obviously, we can confirm that all those videos and articles about Justin Bieber dying from a tragic car accident are FAKE.

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Fact #3 : Justin Bieber “Died Suddenly” Photos Were Edited

I analysed this photo used in some of the videos, and confirmed that Justin Bieber wasn’t even involved in that car accident, never mind die in it.

This is actually a photo of a car accident that happened in July 2022, involving Justin Bieber’s step grandmother, Kathy Bieber.

Marty Denham was outside his shop when he heard a loud noise on Lorne Avenue West and saw one vehicle had collided with another.

“I had my back to it, I turned around, there was probably a five-count and the entire car blew up behind them,” he said.

One of the vehicles was consumed by flames almost instantly.

That’s when Denham saw a woman jump out of the car to safety.

“We thought we were watching a person die because we thought the girl was the passenger.”

Denham said one of the people involved in the crash was Kathy Bieber, who is married to the pop star’s grandfather on his dad’s side of the family.

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Here is another popular photo used to show Justin Bieber dying in a hospital after his tragic car crash, but that’s not him in that hospital bed.

That is really a photo of doctors and nurses at the Brooklyn Hospital Center treating a COVID-19 patient, that Victor J. Blue of the New York Times took in April 2020.

Photo credit : Victor J. Blue, New York Times

Fact #4 : Justin Bieber Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Justin Bieber death hoax is, ironically, also being driven by a fact check article by the MediaMass Project, which appears to regularly update / change the dates.

News of singer Justin Bieber’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for hit songs like Beauty and a Beat, Boyfriend or Baby is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Justin Bieber Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Justin Bieber’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Lionel Messi Die Suddenly In Tragic Car Crash?!

Did football legend Lionel Messi just die suddenly in a high speed car crash?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-01-09 : Updated with new information
Updated @ 2023-09-24 : Added video fact check and comparison!
Originally posted @ 2023-04-20

 

Claim : Lionel Messi Died Suddenly In High Speed Car Crash!

People are sharing TikTok and YouTube videos which claim that football legend Lionel Messi just died suddenly in a high-speed car accident, with photos of the tragic car crash!

#fyp #soccer #messi #dead rest in peace legend👑⚽️🕊️

LIONEL MESSI DIES IN UNBELIEVABLE CAR CRASH

Messi, Xavi and Christiano dead after car accident

#Rip Messie Messie❤️ respect for Messie ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⚽️🥅
Messie the best of the world ❤️🇦🇷❤️❤️#Messie

INFO CHOC: Lionel Messi est décédé
SHOCK INFO: Lionel Messi has died

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Truth : Lionel Messi Did Not Die In High Speed Car Crash!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page / video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These social media posts, as well as YouTube and TikTok videos have been circulating for months now, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported on Lionel Messi’s death!

Lionel Messi is one of the world’s best footballer and a mega celebrity. His death would have been covered extensively by the media across the globe! And his fans would have mourned his death on social media.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet has reported that Lionel Messi died recently from any cause, never mind a tragic car accident. Why should you believe no-name websites, or random YouTube / TikTok videos?

Fact #2 : Lionel Messi Is Still Alive + Well!

Lionel Messi (born Lionel Andrés Messi on 24 June 1987) is still very much alive and well, as of Tuesday, 9 January 2024.

Of course, you want proof of life, right? What you should be asking is the proof of death when you see social media claims that some celebrity or athlete has died. But I digress…

Well, Lionel Messi himself posted a photo with his family on New Year’s Day – 1 January 2024. As you can see, not only is he very much still alive, his family looks great!

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Fact #3 : This Car Accident Photo Was From 2009

To convince you that Lionel Messi died (even though he’s still alive), the fake news creators had to make use of unrelated car crashes.

In this example, the video claimed that Lionel Messi, Xavi, and Cristiano Ronaldo, died in this car accident.

The truth is – that is a photo of a Ferrari 599 that crashed in October 2009, on the Great Ocean Road in southern Victoria, Australia. The driver was a 64 year-old man called Carlo Vaccari.

Mr. Vaccari lost control while driving his Ferrari 599 at 80 km/h and ploughed into two motorcyclists travelling in the opposite direction. He was convicted of careless driving, but only fined $3000.

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Fact #4 : This Car Accident Photo Was Posted In 2014

It is unknown when this car accident happened, but this undated car accident photo was posted by WreckedExotics.com on August 13, 2014.

Apparently, the driver lost control of his Ferrari 458 Italia while trying to overtake another car, and crashed into a trash bin. The driver left the scene of the accident, possibly under the influence of drugs / alcohol.

Even though this incident happened in Madrid, Spain, this photo is old and has nothing to do with Lionel Messi.

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Fact #5 : This Car Accident Occurred In 2012

This photo does not show Lionel Messi’s fatal car crash. This accident actually occurred at around 9 PM on 1 September 2012, at the E42 highway near Francorchamps in Belgium.

The driver was a 63 year-old man from Saint-Ghislain, and was obviously not Lionel Messi.

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Fact #6 : Lionel Messi Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Lionel Messi death hoax is, ironically, also fuelled by MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in its fake fact check article:

News of footballer Lionel Messi’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 36-year-old footballer is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Lionel Messi Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Lionel Messi’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justin Bieber, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #7 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Angelina Jolie Die Suddenly From Stroke?!

Did Angelina Jolie just die suddenly from a stroke?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Angelina Jolie Died Suddenly From A Stroke!

People are sharing YouTube videos and articles which claim that Angelina Jolie just died suddenly from a stroke or cancer or unknown causes, with titles like :

RIP! Angelina Jolie Is No More | Sad News About Angelina Jolie

Died in the hospital / The doctor just announced the sad news of the passing of Angelina Jolie

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Truth : Angelina Jolie Did Not Die Suddenly At All!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported Her Death

These YouTube videos and articles have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported her death.

Angelina Jolie is not just a celebrity, she is also prominent for her humanitarian work. Even if she did not die, the worldwide media would have reported on her health issues, as they did when she underwent a preventive double mastectomy in 2013, and a preventive salpingo-oopherectomy in 2015.

No legitimate media outlet reported that Angelina Jolie was hospitalised for any reason, never mind dying suddenly from a stroke or a car accident. That’s because it never happened!

Fact #2 : Angelina Jolie Is Still Alive + Well!

Angelina Jolie is still very much alive and well, as of Monday, 8 January 2024. Of course, you need actual “proof of life”, right?

Well, Angelina Jolie posted an Instagram video on 18 December 2023, which shows her discussing the documentary “We Dare to Dream” with its filmmaker, Ward Al-Kataeb.

As you can see – Angelina Jolie is not dead, or in the hospital. She certainly looks alive and very healthy for someone who allegedly died from a stroke or a car accident!

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Fact #3 : Angelina Jolie Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of two examples used in many of these videos.

This photo which claims to show Angelina Jolie lying on a hospital bed, was edited from a real photo of Leila McKinnon.

The Australian Ninja Warrior host and Channel 9 presenter posted that photo on her Instagram account on 26 April 2022, after undergoing knee surgery following a skiing accident.

If you look carefully, you will notice that Angelina Jolie mysteriously has some blonde hair, behind her brunette hair. That’s because the fake news creator did not edit out the hair after superimposing her face!

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This photo does not show Angelina Jolie’s funeral. It was originally taken on Thursday, 24 March 2016, in the town of Ballymagroarty, in Derry, Northern Ireland.

If you look carefully, you will notice that the coffin is really too small to hold the body of an adult like Angelina Jolie. That’s because it’s the coffin of an 8 year-old boy called Evan McGrotty.

Evan McGrotty died with his 12 year-old brother Mark, 46 year-old father Sean, as well as 57 year-old grandmother Ruth Daniels, and her 14 year-old Jodie Lee Daniels, when their Audi Q7 lost grip on a thick blanket of algae and slid off the slipway at the Buncrana harbour in Donegal, and sank to the bottom of the sea.

The fake news creator flipped the photo horizontally to make it more difficult to conduct a reverse image search, and added a photo of Angelina Jolie on top of the coffin.

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Fact #4 : Simon Cowell Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Simon Cowell death hoax is, ironically, also being driven by a fake fact check article by the MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of actress Angelina Jolie’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actress best known for her roles in Wanted or Tomb Raider is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Angelina Jolie Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Angelina Jolie’s unnamed rep confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justin Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Tom Cruise Just Die Suddenly In Hospital?!

Did Tom Cruise just mysteriously die suddenly in a hospital, from an unspecified cause of death?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Tom Cruise Just Died Suddenly In Hospital!

A number of YouTube channels are claiming that the Tom Cruise just mysteriously died suddenly in a hospital, from an unspecified cause of death!

5 Minute Ago / Suddenly famous actor Tom Cruise died and everyone is saying farewell

Tom Cruise Has Passed Away At The Age Of 61, Fans Can Not Stop Crying At His Funeral.

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Truth : Tom Cruise Did Not Just Die Suddenly!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS reated and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported that Tom Cruise has died.

Tom Cruise is more than just a famous actor, he is a Hollywood icon. Even if he only tripped in public and fell on his butt, it would have been breathlessly reported by the celebrity blogs, if not the mainstream media.

No legitimate media outlet reported that Tom Cruise was sick or hospitalised, never mind mysteriously dying suddenly. That’s because it never happened!

Fact #2 : Tom Cruise Is Still Alive + Well!

Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on 3 July 1962) is very much alive, as of Sunday, 31 December 2023. But of course, you want “proof of life”, don’t you?

Well, Tom Cruise was seen with a former Russian model and socialite, Elsina Khayrova, at a party in London’s Mayfair on Saturday, 9 December 2023. They later went on a date in London’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.

But frankly speaking – people should really be asking for proof of Tom Cruise’s sudden death, whenever they see one of those viral videos or articles claiming that he suddenly died!

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Fact #3 : Tom Cruise Funeral Photos Are Fake

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of two examples used in many of these videos.

This photo of a large funeral was not of Tom Cruise, but of Irish makeup artist Cathriona White, taken on October 10, 2015.

If you look carefully, you can spot actor Jim Carrey looking sombre next to the pallbearer. He dated Cathriona White for three years, from 2012-2015. She died from a suicide by prescription drug overdose on September 28, 2015.

The fake news creator just added a photo of Tom Cruise, making it look like Jim Carrey and the lady beside him were carrying it. The truth is there was no photo, and they were just holding hands.

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And this photo is so absurd, it beggars belief that so many people fell for it! After all, it was a poorly-edited photo with the overly large heads of John Travolta and Connor Cruise (Tom Cruise’s son) overlaid onto the real photo.

The original photo was taken on 17 November 2017, at the funeral of Margaret McAlorum, the 63 year-old mother of murdered schoolgirl, Megan McAlorum, at the Belfast City Cemetery in Northern Ireland.

Fact #4 : Tom Cruse Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Tom Cruise death hoax is, ironically, also being driven by a fake fact check article by the MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of actor Tom Cruise’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man or Top Gun is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Tom Cruise Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Barry Gibb’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Cristiano Ronaldo, Clint Eastwood, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justin Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees just die suddenly?!

Did Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees just die suddenly, with his family mysteriously hiding his cause of death?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-12-29 : Updated with new information.
Updated @ 2023-08-21 : Added fact check video

Originally posted @ 2023-08-19

 

Claim : Barry Gibb Of The Bee Gees Just Died Suddenly!

A number of YouTube channels are claiming that Barry Gibb of the legendary Bee Gees just died suddenly under mysterious / unknown circumstances.

Devastating News: Barry Gibb, Music Icon, Passes Away, Just 5 Minutes Ago!

Barry Gibb has passed away after many years of pain, goodbye Barry Gibb, we will miss you so much!

10 Minutes Ago? Barry Gibb († 76) is dead – cause of death is hidden!

5 minutes ago! Sad news for singer Barry Gibb, family in mourning

10 minutes ago / Family reported the sad news of musician Barry Gibb / Farewell with tears

1 hour ago! Barry Gibb passed away at the age of 76… Fans cried loudly.

2 hours ago / Barry Gibb’s family announced / Barry Gibb has passed away forever.

R.I.P Barry Gibb has passed away at the age of 76, the funeral took place in 3 days.

Sad News! Singer Barry Gibb Is Pass Away Expected Soon Family Prepare To Say Goodbye

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Truth : Barry Gibb Did Not Just Die Suddenly!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS reated and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported Barry Gibb’s death.

Barry Gibb is more than just an international celebrity, he is a living legend. Even if he only tripped in public and grazed his shin, it would have been breathlessly reported on by the celebrity blogs, if not the mainstream media.

No legitimate media outlet reported that Barry Gibb was sick or hospitalised, never mind mysteriously dying suddenly. That’s because it never happened!

Fact #2 : Barry Gibb Is Still Alive + Well!

Sir Barry Alan Crompton Gibb (born 1 September 1946) is very much alive, as of Friday, 29 December 2023. But of course, you want “proof of life”, don’t you?

Well, on 22 December 2023, CBS Mornings posted a video clip of Barry Gibb telling their reporter, Anthony Mason, about his legacy, and how fame impacted his relationship with his brothers.

As you can see, Barry Gibb is not only alive, he looks to be very healthy and in good shape!

Barry Gibb earlier posted a photo of himself at his 2017 concert on June 24, 2023, after thanking the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for selecting to honour him for lifetime artistic achievements this coming Sunday, December 3, 2023.

I am beyond honored to share I am going to be recognized as part of the 46th class of Honorees at the Kennedy Center. #KCHonors

Meet all the Honorees being celebrated in December, and stay tuned for the broadcast on @CBS ➡ tkc.co/Honors The Kennedy Center CBS

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Fact #3 : The Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of three examples used in many of these videos.

This photo that purportedly shows Barry Gibb’s funeral procession, was edited from a real photo of the funeral procession for Jade Goody – an English television personality who died of cancer on 22 March 2009.

The photo was taken by Chris Rayburn for the Associated Press on Saturday, 4 April 2009, as her funeral procession passed through Loughton, on the way to St. John the Baptist Church in Buckhurst Hill, England.

If you look carefully at the original photo on the right, you can see pink balloons spelling out “Jade From Bermondsey“. Jade Goody was born on 5 June 1981 in Bermondsey, London.

The fake news creator cropped that out, and added a super-large photo of Barry Gibb to the top of the hearse, to trick you.

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The photo which is being used to show Barry Gibb’s funeral is actually a screenshot from the Women and Death episode from the TV drama, Desperate Housewives, which aired on Sunday, March 18, 2012.

The “photo” shows Susan Mayer (played by Teri Hatcher) crying over the coffin of Mike Delfino (played by James Denton).

It certainly does NOT show Teri Hatcher crying over Barry Gibb’s funeral, that’s for sure!

This photo does not show the Barry Gibb’s coffin being carried during his funeral. It was actually edited from a photo of the John Gotti funeral, taken outside the Papavero Funeral Home by Chet Gordon of TopFoto.

Mob boss John Gotti was laid to rest on June 15, 2002, after dying of cancer in a federal prison hospital in Missouri. Obviously, that was not Barry Gibbs’s funeral because he was very much still alive in 2002!

The fake news creator just added a large photo of Barry Gibb to trick you into thinking that it was his funeral.

Fact #4 : Barry Gibb Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Barry Gibb death hoax is, ironically, also being driven by a fake fact check article by the MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of singer Barry Gibb’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Bee Gees singer is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Barry Gibb Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Barry Gibb’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Cristiano Ronaldo, Clint Eastwood, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justin Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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Did Mike Tyson Just Die Suddenly In Tragic Accident?!

Did Mike Tyson just die suddenly in a tragic accident?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Mike Tyson Just Died In Tragic Accident!

People are sharing YouTube and Facebook videos claiming to prove that Mike Tyson just died suddenly in a tragic accident, with titles like :

Died in Accident ! We have Extremely Sad News for Mike Tyson Family , family in mourning #miketyson

5 Minute Ago! Boxer legend Mike Tyson Passed away in a tragic accident

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Truth : Mike Tyson Did Not Die At All!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported that Mike Tyson has died, whether in a tragic accident, or suddenly at home.

Mike Tyson (born Michael Gerard Tyson on June 30, 1966) is considered as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He is also “famous” for his controversial actions in and out of court, including infamously biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s right ear.

Since leaving the ring (and prison), Tyson rebuilt himself in entertainment, appearing in TV shows and movies like Ip Man 3, and even his own one-man show in Las Vegas.

If Mike Tyson really did die, the worldwide media would have reported it. Such momentous news would not have been left to a bunch of small-time celebrity death blogs / small YouTube and Facebook channels!

The truth is – no legitimate media outlet reported that Mike Tyson died suddenly from any cause, because it never happened

Fact #2 : Mike Tyson Is Still Alive + Well!

Mike Tyson did not die, and is still very much alive and well, as of Saturday, 9 December, 2023. That was when he posted a photo of himself on his official Instagram, X (formerly Twitter), and Facebook accounts.

In those social media posts, he posted about his endorsement of Seminole Gaming casinos in Florida, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

It was awesome to be a part of #ANewEraofSeminoleGaming with @officialhardrock. Craps, roulette, and sports betting are now live at Seminole Gaming casinos in Florida. “
@hardrockholly @hardrockbet

As you can tell – he’s very much still alive and well!

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Fact #3 : Mike Tyson Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This death hoax, ironically, is also being driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of boxer Mike Tyson’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the Former heavyweight champion of the world is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Mike Tyson Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Mike Tyson’s unnamed reps confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Cristiano Ronaldo, Clint Eastwood, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justin Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, and Tom Hanks..

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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Clint Eastwood Just Died On The Way To Hospital?!

Did Clint Eastwood just die suddenly on the way to the hospital?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-10-20 : Updated with a video, new versions + details
Originally posted @ 2023-05-08

 

Claim : Clint Eastwood Died Suddenly From Cancer / Ligma Virus!

People are sharing YouTube videos and articles claiming that Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood just died suddenly in the hospital from a Ligma virus infection, with titles like :

5 Minutes Ago / Clint Eastwood Died On The Way To The Hospital / Goodbye Clint Eastwood

Stopped Breathing 10 minutes ago / Legendary Clint Eastwood dies in hospital…

10 Minutes Ago / Sad News / RIP Clint Eastwood / Goodbye Clint Eastwood

SUDDEN DEATH of terminal cancer! American Actor Clint Eastwood has left fans with great pain.

5 Minutes Ago/ Hollywood Sends Condolences To His Family / We Report Sad News About Clint Eastwood..

Clint Eastwood’s funeral took place, millions of fans were present and in tears.

Clint Eastwood Funeral😭 As of Sources Clint Eastwood is no More

Funeral in Hollywood / Clint Eastwood Officially Dies at 92, Goodbye Legend

25 minutes ago / we send our condolences to the family of Clint Eastwood, goodbye Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood On Life Support After The Deadly Ligma Virus Spreads Through His Body

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Truth : Clint Eastwood Did Not Die On The Way To Hospital!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Clint Eastwood Is Still Alive!

Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood Jr. on May 31, 1930) is still alive as of August 31, 2023.

He had not been sighted in public for over 550 days now, but celebrated his 93rd birthday on May 31, 2023. He also began filming his last movie, Juror No. 2, with Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette in June 2023.

Fact #2 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube videos and articles have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported his death!

Clint Eastwood may not have been in the public eye for some time now, but he remains a Hollywood legend, not only as an actor but also as a filmmaker.

If he was really hospitalised for a viral infection, or even a fall, it would have been reported by both mainstream media, as well as celebrity blogs.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet or even a celebrity blog reported that Clint Eastwood was hospitalised, much less died from a viral infection. That’s because it never happened!

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Fact #3 : Ligma Virus Does Not Exist

It is impossible for Clint Eastwood to die from a Ligma virus infection, because there is no such virus!

The Ligma virus was created in a 2018 Internet hoax, which claimed that Fortnite game streamer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins died from it. The fake Ligma virus was simply resurrected and used in the Clint Eastwood death hoax.

Fact #4 : Clint Eastwood Death Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of two examples used in many of these videos.

In this example, the fake news creator edited a photo of pallbearers leaving St. Mary Parish after a funeral for two siblings – 7 year-old Sean Munroe, and 8 year-old Lexi Munroe, who died after getting trapped in a wooden hope chest.

The funeral was not only far away in Franklin, Massachusetts, it occurred on January 20, 2014 – many years ago.

To make you think it was Clint Eastwood in that casket, the fake news creator simply added a large, floating picture in front of the man in the front.

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This photo does not show Clint Eastwood dying in the hospital from the Ligma virus. It is really a photo of Ahmet Dobran, an 82 year-old cancer patient who was attacked and robbed by three men.

That violent attack broke his back in three places, and Mr. Dobran died in the hospital five months later, after drifting in and out of a coma.

Not only did this incident happen far away in East London, this photo was taken a few years ago, in January 2018.

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And this photo does not show Clint Eastwood’s funeral procession. It was actually taken many years ago – on 5 October 2017, at the funeral procession for Irish actor Marc O’Shea in Northern Ireland.

Fact #5 : Clint Eastwood Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Clint Eastwood death hoax is, ironically, also being driven by a fake fact check article by the MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of actor Clint Eastwood’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for the movie Invictus and best known for his roles in Dirty Harry or A Fistful of Dollars is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Clint Eastwood Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Clint Eastwood’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justin Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Morgan Freeman Just Die Suddenly From Cancer?!

Did legendary actor Morgan Freeman just die suddenly in the hospital from cancer?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-10-03 : Added updated information.
Originally posted @ 2023-05-24

 

Claim : Morgan Freeman Just Died Suddenly From Cancer!

People are sharing YouTube and Facebook videos claiming that legendary singer Dolly Parton just died suddenly of a stroke, with titles like :

We Have Extreme Sad News For 85-year old Morgan Freeman As He Is Confirmed To Be… RIP

SUDDEN DEATH of terminal cancer! Morgan Freeman has left fans with great pain.

Funeral in Hollywood / Morgan Freeman Officially Dies at 85, Goodbye Legend

Heartbreaking Final Moments of Actor Morgan Freeman – Cause of Death is Hidden!

The Funeral Is In 3 Days / Actor Morgan Freeman

Funeral at the church, This will be the last time fans will see Morgan Freeman, Rest In Peace!

5 Minutes Ago / Died in the Hospital / Goodbye Morgan Freeman

5 mins ago / R.I.P. Legendary actor Morgan Freeman, Goodby Morgan Freeman

Died of natural cases, Hollywood pays tribute to actor Morgan Freeman

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Truth : Morgan Freeman Did NOT Die Suddenly From Cancer!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page / video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube and Facebook videos have been circulating for months now, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported Morgan Freeman’s death.

Morgan Freeman is such a Hollywood legend, his death would have been covered globally by the media and celebrity blogs.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet, nor celebrity blog, has reported that Morgan Freeman died recently from any cause. Why should you believe no-name websites, or random YouTube / Facebook videos?

Fact #2 : Morgan Freeman Is Still Alive + Well!

Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is still very much alive and well, as of September 29, 2023, when he last posted on Instagram and Twitter about the documentary Life on Our Planet which he narrated!

On 2 August 2023, he even visited the Pentagon, to talk with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, on his upcoming documentary about an all-Black tank unit that fought in Europe during World War II – the 761st Tank Battalion.

All those posts came many days to weeks after those YouTube and Facebook videos claimed that he died suddenly from cancer, or some other cause of death.

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Fact #3 : The Videos Provided No Evidence For His Death

To generate ad money, the videos must engage you long enough, so they come up with some story that Morgan Freeman was suffering from a “dangerous disease” or a “stroke” or “cancer”, and they drag out the video with details about Morgan Freeman’s life.

In any case, after watching the videos, you will realise that none of them offered any evidence that Morgan Freeman died from cancer or any disease.

That may anger you, but it doesn’t matter. They got you to watch the video, and generate income for them. And they know that most people will not realise that, and forward the fake news to their family and friends!

Fact #4 : They Edited Real Photos

To make their videos more convincing, these fake video creators add faces of celebrities like Chris Tucker and Will Smith to the fake Morgan Freeman funeral photos.

Take for example, this photo of Chris Tucker and Will Smith apparently carrying Morgan Freeman’s coffin. Not only do their heads look ridiculously large, their faces look much sharper and are more vibrant in colour than the rest of the photo.

That’s because the fake news creator use the funeral photo of Fairgrounds Holdings CEO Michael Montshiwa, who was murdered in Botswana in 2016. The fake news creator had to make the heads of Chris Tucker and Will Smith larger to cover up the faces of the real men in the real photo.

The fake news creator also added a framed photo of Morgan Freeman. In the real photo, you can see that the coffin does not have a framed photo hanging from the front.

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I should give special mention to this “terrifically photoshopped” photo, which shows Morgan Freeman smiling in his casket!

The fake news creator overlaid a photo of Morgan Freeman’s over the photo of the high chief of Ngardmau Palau, Beouch Sakaziro. The photo was taken by his children, and posted on Facebook and Wikipedia in 2011.

Fact #5 : Morgan Freeman Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Morgan Freeman death hoax, ironically, is also being driven by a fake fact check article by the MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of actor Morgan Freeman’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Invictus, Bruce Almighty or Driving Miss Daisy is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Morgan Freeman Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Morgan Freeman’s unnamed reps confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Celine Dion, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justin Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Taylor Swift Die Suddenly In Concert Car Crash?!

Did Taylor Swift die suddenly from a tragic car crash, just after leaving her concert?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-08-12 : Added new details, including updated MediaMass hoax
Updated @ 2023-07-02 : Added updated details

Originally posted @ 2023-06-03

 

Claim : Taylor Swift Just Died Suddenly In Car Accident!

A TikTok video which claims that Taylor Swift just died suddenly in a tragic car accident has gone viral. The video has been removed, and unfortunately, I was not able to grab a copy of it before it disappeared.

The viral TikTok video was posted by @taylor.fan17, and shows photos of Taylor Swift performing at her concerts, with a male narrator claiming that the singer died suddenly in a tragic car accident.

The video claimed that Taylor Swift’s car was hit by another car while she was leaving her show in Atlanta, and the unnamed driver was taken into custody, and is now awaiting a court trial for the crime.

Some people have also been sharing a photo of a mural showing that Taylor Swift did indeed die.

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Truth : Taylor Swift Did Not Die Suddenly In Car Accident!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to gain notoriety, generate income from page views and/or YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Reported Her Death

That viral TikTok video has been circulating for weeks, but some people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported her death.

Taylor Swift is, arguably, one of the world’s most famous and influential singer today. A mega star, with a legion of fans who call themselves Swifties. If she just tripped in public, the paparazzi and celebrity blogs would have reported on the incident and analysed it to death.

If she got into any car accident, it would have been international news, even if she did not suffer so much as a scratch. Yet no legitimate media outlet reported that Taylor Swift died suddenly in a tragic car accident. Not even small-time celebrity blogs reported her death!

Fact #2 : Taylor Swift Is Still Alive + Well!

The viral video claimed that Taylor Swift died on Monday, May 1, 2023 – just after wrapping up her stop in Atlanta, Georgia for The Eras Tour.

Taylor Swift did not die, and is still very much alive and well, as of August 9, 2023. That was when she announced that she is releasing a re-recording – 1989 (Taylor’s Version) on October 27!

Tens of thousands of Swifties also sang with Taylor Swift that day on her last concert at the SoFi Stadium in Southern California.

“Here we are, on the last night of the U.S. leg of the Eras tour, in the eighth month of the year, on the ninth day (of the month),” Swift said to frenzied screams, before art for the upcoming “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” due Oct. 27, flashed on the gigantic screen behind her.

Needless to say, all that would not be possible if Taylor Swift died in car accident on Monday, May 1, 2023…

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Fact #3 : Taylor Swift Memorial Mural Is From 2016

You may have seen people posting photos of a Taylor Swift memorial mural as evidence that she truly died.

The mural is real, and is located in Melbourne, Australia. However, it was created by Australian graffiti artist, Lushsux, to mark the “death” of Taylor Swift’s career in March 2016.

At that time, Kanye West released his single, Famous, with the lines:

I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex

Why? I made that bitch famous.

Taylor Swift then got into a spat with Kanye West and his then-wife, Kim Kardashian. That was when Lushsux created the mural, and posted a video of it on Instagram with this caption:

Please pay your respects at Hosier Lane today by laying flowers or lighting a candle in mourning, taken from us too soon sweet princess.

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Fact #4 : Taylor Swift Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Taylor Swift death hoax, ironically, is also being driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of singer Taylor Swift’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for hit songs like You Belong with Me or Love Story is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Taylor Swift Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Taylor Swift’s’ unnamed reps confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Oprah Winfrey, Simon Cowell, Madonna, Toby Keith, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Justin Bieber, Robert Pattinson, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, Dolly Parton, Lucy Liu, and Melanie Laurent.

She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that it is a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Oprah Winfrey Just Die Suddenly In Hospital?!

Did Oprah Winfrey just die suddenly in the hospital from a dangerous disease, or after committing suicide in her living room?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Oprah Winfrey Just Died Suddenly In Hospital!

A multitude of videos are claiming that Oprah Winfrey just died suddenly in the hospital. One even claimed that she committed suicide in her living room!

Breaking News: American media proprietor Oprah Winfrey was found dead on her residence right after committing suicide on her living room

RIP…Oprah Winfrey’s Tears Of Grief: ‘She Passed Away Today And My Life Will Never…

RIP…Oprah Winfrey Left Fans In Tears & Devastating, She Died Suddenly and Tragically…

Oprah Winfrey Is Dead. Last Video a week Before Death. RIP Legend

5 minutes ago/ We report extremely sad news about TV Queen Oprah Winfrey, Sad details.

Prayers Up: Oprah Winfrey Is Currently On Her Death Bed And Family Asking For Prayers

Prayers Up, Oprah Winfrey Is Currently On Life Support After Diagnosed With Dangerous Disease.

Sad News Oprah Winfrey Tearfully Begged For Help As She Is Fighting For Her Life In ICU

Prayers Up: Oprah Winfrey Rushed To Hospital In Critical Condition After Suffering From This

Officially! funeral of Oprah Winfrey confirmed / 30 minutes ago

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Truth : Oprah Winfrey Did Not Die Suddenly In A Hospital!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on social media, and YouTube, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Oprah Winfrey Is Still Alive + Well!

Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954) is still very much alive and well, as of July 12, 2023.

That was when she posted on Facebook about the fourth episode of “The Covenant of Water: The Podcast” with Abraham Verghese!

A day earlier – on July 11, she posted a video of herself speaking about her Love & Happiness Journal.

To be clear – Oprah Winfrey was not hospitalised for any serious disease. She did not commit suicide, or die in the hospital. She is still alive and well!

Fact #2 : No Legitimate Media Reported Her Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported Oprah Winfrey’s death or suicide.

Oprah Winfrey is the “Queen of All Media” and one of the most influential woman in the world. If anything happened to her – even if she just fell down, it would have been worldwide news.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet reported that Oprah was hospitalised or died suddenly in a hospital from any cause. Only a bunch of small-time YouTube channels?!

That’s because it never happened. Oprah Winfrey is still alive, period.

Fact #3 : Scammers Using Fake Oprah Winfrey Death Video

Scammers were found to use a fake video claiming that Oprah Winfrey committed suicide to trick people into installing malware.

The “shocking video” was found to be linked to a fake Fox News Facebook app that, when installed, will request for permission to access the user’s basic information, and post on their behalf.

You should NEVER install any app to view any video, and you should certainly not allow any app to post on your behalf!

Note that scammers may send you the scam links via text messages. Even though telcos have now banned links in SMS messages, scammers can send you similar messages via WhatsApp or Telegram.

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Fact #4 : Oprah Winfrey Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Oprah Winfrey death hoax, ironically, is also being driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of television host Oprah Winfrey’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the former host of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Oprah Winfrey Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake excuse for writing about fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Oprah Winfrey’s unnamed reps confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Taylor Swift, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Morgan Freeman, Simon Cowell, Madonna, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Pattinson, Justin Bieber, Harrison Ford, Sylvester StalloneTom Hanks, Toby Keith, Lucy Liu, Clint Eastwood, Dolly Parton, and Melanie Laurent.

She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news circulating on social media and fake news websites, just like these examples:

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Did Madonna Just Collapse + Die Suddenly In Hospital?!

Did Madonna just die suddenly in the hospital, after being found unconscious and unresponsive?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Madonna Just Collapsed + Died Suddenly In Hospital!

People are claiming on social media that Madonna just died suddenly in the hospital, after being found unconscious and unresponsive!

#Madonna #Madonnahospitalized Died at 64 Years old.
She Was #COVID19 #covidvaccines assiduous defender (two Moderna Dose) #LGTBI #LGTBIQ #LGTBIQA #Repentinitis #Antivaxxers Was Right!!!

Rip Madonna my queen 😢 #madonna #rip

Rest in Peace Madonna! 🙏🏻 Thank you for all the music you made 1983-2005. #ripmadonna #madonna #madonnahasleftthebuilding #thequeenisdead #madonnarip #RestInPeace #restinpeacemadonna

RIP 🪦 Madonna ..

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Truth : Madonna Did Not Die Suddenly In A Hospital!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Madonna Was Hospitalised For Bacterial Infection

First, let me give you a quick summary of Madonna’s recent health problems.

On Saturday, June 24, 2023, Madonna was found unconscious and unresponsive in New York City, and rushed to a hospital ICU, where she was diagnosed with a serious bacterial infection.

Her condition was so severe, she had to be intubated, and her family feared they would “lose her”. That was why they kept quiet about her condition, until the worst was over.

She certainly was NOT hospitalised for any COVID-19 vaccine injury.

Fact #2 : Madonna Left The Hospital Alive

On Wednesday night, June 28, Madonna was discharged from the hospital and taken to her New York City apartment using a private ambulance.

While she has been discharged from the hospital, and is recovering at home, Madonna is still bedridden and vomiting from the bacterial infection, according to insiders who spoke to TMZ:

Madonna’s been vomiting uncontrollably since being discharged from the hospital, and the infection is still wreaking havoc on her body.

She is still very much alive, as of 1 July 2023. However, she is still too sick to get out of bed.

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Fact #3 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported Her Death

These social media comments are coming in fast and furious even though no legitimate media has reported Madonna’s death. Even TMZ, which has access to people close to Madonna, did not report that she has died.

If Madonna really died from her bacterial infection, or any other cause of death, the worldwide media would have reported on it, and so would the many celebrity blogs out there.

Yet, not a single legitimate media outlet reported that Madonna died suddenly in a hospital from any cause. That’s because it never happened. Madonna is still alive, period.

Fact #4 : Madonna Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Madonna death hoax, ironically, is also being driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of singer Madonna’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for hit songs like Music, Vogue or Like a Virgin and best known for her role in Evita is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Madonna Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Madonna’s unnamed reps confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Morgan Freeman, Simon Cowell, Taylor Swift, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Pattinson, Justin Bieber, Harrison Ford, Sylvester StalloneTom Hanks, Toby Keith, Lucy Liu, Clint Eastwood, Dolly Parton, and Melanie Laurent.

She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news circulating on social media and fake news websites, just like these examples:

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Did Robert Pattinson Just Die Suddenly At Home?!

Did Twilight and Batman star, Robert Pattinson, just die suddenly at home?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Robert Pattinson Just Died Suddenly At Home!

Some Twilight fans are freaking out on social media, claiming that Robert Pattinson just died suddenly at home!

rip robert pattinson 🙁

Gone too soon. RIP

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (June 09, 2023), our beloved actor Robert Pattinson passed away. Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986 in London. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page

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Truth : Robert Pattinson Did Not Die Suddenly At Home!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS circulating on social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : People Were Mixing Him Up With Pat Robertson!

Most of the recent viral posts occurred because people were mixing Robert Pattinson with the controversial Christian evangelist, Pat Robertson.

Pat Robertson died at home on June 8, 2023, and when the news broke, many people mixed up the names, and “thought” it was Robert Pattinson who died!  This is what is known as a cognitive glitch.

Mixed up Pat Robertson and Robert Pattinson in the group chat today

I keep reading Pat Robertson as Robert Pattinson

Many people were ecstatic after realising that it was just a brain mix-up!

I love my brain because basically it’s been telling me all day that Robert Pattinson has died, which would be sad, and it unscrambles and I see again that Pat Robertson died, which is awesome.

how many others read pat robertson and panicked because they thought it was robert pattinson and immediately after they realized they were like oh happy pride month!

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Left : Robert Pattinson (actor)
Right : Pat Robertson (controversial Christian evangelist)

Fact #2 : Robert Pattinson Is Still Alive + Well!

Unlike Pat Robertson, Robert Pattinson (born Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson on 13 May 1986) is still very much alive and well.

He was last seen publicly leaving a New York City gym with his girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, on Monday afternoon, 5 June 2023.

If Robert Pattinson was even injured, never mind died, the worldwide media and celebrity websites and blogs would have reported on his injury.

Yet, no legitimate media, or even celebrity blogs, reported his sudden death. That’s because it never happened.

Fact #3 : Robert Pattinson Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Robert Pattinson death hoax, ironically, is also being driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of actor Robert Pattinson’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his role in The Twilight Saga is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Robert Pattinson Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Robert Pattinson’s unnamed reps confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Celine Dion, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Taylor Swift, Simon Cowell, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Justin Bieber, Harrison Ford, Sylvester StalloneTom Hanks, Lucy Liu, Clint Eastwood, Dolly Parton, and Melanie Laurent.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that it is a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #4 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Tom Hanks Just Die Suddenly?!

Did Hollywood legend Tom Hanks just die suddenly from an unspecified cause of death?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Tom Hanks Just Died Suddenly!

People are sharing YouTube, Facebook and TikTok videos claiming that Hollywood legend Tom Hanks just died suddenly of an unspecified cause of death, with titles like :

10 minutes ago : Tom Hanks passed away | R.I.P. Tom Hanks

Stop breathing 5 minutes ago / RIP Legendary Hollywood actor Tom Hanks / Goodbye Tom Hanks #tomhanks

10 Minutes Ago Sad News Tom Hands Is Pass Away Expected Soon Family Prepared To Say Goodbye

R.I.P. Tom Hanks touches our hearts with this tearful goodbye

R.I.P. It’s With Our Deepest Regret to Report About Tom Hanks Mourns Beloved

R.I.P. Tom Hanks : Tom Hanks dead 2023

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Truth : Tom Hanks Did Not Die Suddenly

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Tom Hanks Is Still Alive + Well!

Tom Hanks is still very much alive and well, as of May 16, 2023, when his interview on The Adam Buxton podcast was released. In that interview, he said that AI may allow him to continue appearing in movies even after he dies.

I can tell you that there is discussions going on in all of the guilds, all of the agencies, and all of the legal firms in order to come up with the legal ramifications of my face and my voice and everybody else’s being our intellectual property.

What is a bona fide possibility right now is, if I wanted to, I could get together and pitch a series of seven movies that would star me in them in which I would be 32 years old from now until kingdom come.

Anybody can now recreate themselves at any age they are by way of AI or deep fake technology. I could be hit by a bus tomorrow and that’s it, but performances can go on and on and on and on.

Of course, that podcast was recorded earlier – on April 18. But on the same day the podcast was released, Tom Hanks himself posted about his wife’s latest record with Emily Shackleton – I Loved You First.

Tom Hanks is also on a book tour, to promote his novel – The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece. On May 16, he was in Tulsa for a book signing and a Q&A session with his fans.

So yeah, Tom Hanks is very much alive, well, and healthy!

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Fact #2 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube / TikTok / Facebook videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported his death.

When Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, got infected with COVID-19, the worldwide media breathlessly reported on their condition – they were both fine.

No legitimate media outlet has reported that he died recently from any cause. Why should you believe random YouTube / TikTok / Facebook videos?

Fact #3 : The Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of three examples used in many of these videos.

This photo was edited from a Getty Images stock photo of a funeral, to add a crying lady and other people, as well as a photo of Tom Hanks in a frame.

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This photo of his funeral is also fake. This is actually a photo of Serbian folk singer, Šaban Šaulić, who died on February 17, 2019. His funeral was held on February 22, 2019.

The fake news creator flipped the photo, and superimposed a large and overly bright head of Sylvester Stallone together with a framed photo of Tom Hanks magically floating in front of him!

This funeral photo is really a stock photograph of a funeral that is available on the Unsplash website.

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Fact #4 : This Video Is From Veep

This video that some people are sharing out is actually a video clip from the final scene of the comedy television series, Veep.

It shows Tom Hanks dying at the age of 88, after winning four Oscar awards and a statuette for Philadelphia 2.

Just in case you are wondering, Tom Hanks was born on July 9, 1956) and will only turn 88 in the year 2044. And the movie Philadelphia 2 does not exist.

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Fact #5 : Tom Hanks Death Hoax Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Tom Hanks death hoax is, ironically, also being driven by a fake fact check article by the MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Tom Hanks’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actor’s passing:

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Tom Hanks Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Tom Hanks’ unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps whose celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Celine Dion, Simon Cowell, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Justin Bieber, Harrison Ford, Sylvester StalloneDolly Parton, Lucy Liu, Clint Eastwood, and Melanie Laurent.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Harrison Ford Just Die In Hospital / Plane Crash?!

Did Hollywood legend Harrison Ford just die suddenly in the hospital, or in a plane crash?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Harrison Ford Died Suddenly In Hospital / Plane Crash!

People are sharing TikTok and YouTube videos which claim that Hollywood legend Harrison Ford just died suddenly in a hospital, or in a plane crash!

Harrison Ford dead at 80. Plane crash

Hollywood reported on the sudden death of actor Harrison Ford at the age of 80, Sad details…

5 minutes ago / With a heavy heart we announce that Harrison Ford has passed away at the age of 80

Harrison Ford’s funeral took place live, fans burst into tears

Funeral will be in 3 days / Actor Harrison Ford / Goodbye Harrison Ford

7 Minutes Ago / Hollywood Sends Condolences To His Family (Harrison Ford) / Goodbye Harrison Ford

Funeral Will Be In 2 Days / Lagendry Actor Harrison Ford / Goodbye Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford’s final moments in the hospital, he died in the arms of his loved ones.

5 minutes ago/ R.I.P Harrison Ford Died in the hospital emergency / Goodbye legendary Harrison Ford.

80 year-old Harrison Ford Passed Away Expected Soon Extremely Unlikely To Survive Doctors Given Up

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Truth : Harrison Ford Did NOT Die In Hospital / Plane Crash!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page / video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These social media posts, as well as YouTube and TikTok videos have been circulating for months now, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported on Harrison Ford’s sudden death!

Harrison Ford is a Hollywood legend and a mega celebrity. His death would have been covered extensively by the media across the globe, and his legion of fans would have mourned his death on social media.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet has reported that Harrison Ford died recently from any cause, never mind a tragic plane crash. Why should you believe no-name websites, or random YouTube / TikTok videos?

Fact #2 : Harrison Ford Is Still Alive + Well!

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is still very much alive and well, as of April 2023, when he spoke to Total Film magazine for its April 27 issue.

In that interview, Harrison Ford confirmed that he won’t be playing Indiana Jones again, after Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is released.

This is the final film in the series, and this is the last time I’ll play the character. I anticipate that it will be the last time that he appears in a film.

That interview comes many days to weeks after those social media posts, YouTube and Facebook videos claimed that he died suddenly in a hospital or a tragic plane crash!

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Fact #3 : This Plane Crash Photo Was From 2015

Harrison Ford has been flying for a long time. He learned to fly after leaving university, but could not afford to pursue it.

Only after he was financially stable in his 50s, did he renew his training to “see if I could learn something new”. He has since been involved in several crashes and near misses, but walked away in every instance.

In 1999, he was learning to fly a helicopter when he had to crash land it in a dry river bed in California. Ford and his instructor walked away unhurt, but the helicopter was badly damaged.

The photo below which some videos are using is from 2015, when Harrison Ford brought down his plane in a Los Angeles golf course, after suffering an engine failure shortly after taking off. He suffered a broken arm and some head injuries.

In 2017, Harrison Ford mistakenly landed his plane on a taxiway, narrowly missing an airliner carrying more than 100 people. In 2020, he mistakenly crossed the end of a runway while another aircraft was taking off from the other end.

Harrison Ford put his flying skills to good use, when he rescued a 13 year-old Boy Scout who went missing in the Yellowstone National Park in 2001. Ford spotted Cody Clawson in his helicopter, and landed to pick him up.

I was like, “Oh my God, Han Solo just rescued me. How could is that?

Just to be clear, Harrison Ford did not die in a plane crash, as of April 2023.

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Fact #4 : This Photo Was From Geoff Nugent’s Funeral

This photo is not of Harrison Ford’s funeral, but shows the funeral of Liverpool musician Geoff Nugent from the band, The Undertakers who died in October 2014.

The photo was taken on 24 October 2014, at St. Chad’s Church, in Kirkby, Merseyside in England.

As you can see, the fake news creator added a photo of Harrison Ford to the photo, which is not visible in the real photo.

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Fact #5 : This Photo Was From Archie Battersbee’s Funeral

This photo is not of Harrison Ford’s funeral, but shows the funeral of Archie Battersbee – a 12 year-old boy who suffered catastrophic brain damage in Essex, England.

His funeral was held at the St. Mary’s Church in Southend on Tuesday, 13 September 2022.

Fact #6 : Harrison Ford Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Harrison Ford death hoax is, ironically, just another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of actor Harrison Ford’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Indiana Jones or Star Wars is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Harrison Ford Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Harrison Ford’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Hanks, Dolly Parton, Lucy Liu, and Melanie Laurent.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #7 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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Did Lucy Liu Just Die In A Training Accident?!

Did Kill Bill and Ally McBeal star Lucy Liu just die suddenly at the age of 54?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Lucy Liu Just Died Suddenly At 54 Years Old!

A website called WikiObits is claiming that Kill Bill and Ally McBeal star Lucy Liu just died from a training accident:

Lucy Liu (born December 2nd, 1968 in Queens, New York) was a Film Actress who was best known for being both on TV and in several good movies with the film “Kill Bill: Volume 1” being one of the most notable. Lucy died on April 2nd, 2023 (TBV) and his [sic] death was possibly because of a training accident.

In addition, a website called MediaMass is claiming that people were just fooled into believing that the beautiful American actress just died suddenly at the age of 54!

Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Lucy Liu’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actress’s passing:

“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (March 31, 2023), our beloved actress Lucy Liu passed away. Lucy Liu was born on December 2, 1968 in New York. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 54-year-old actress was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

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Truth : Lucy Liu Is Alive + There Was Not Death Hoax!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated to generate income from page video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported Her Death / Hoax

Celebrity death hoaxes are a dime a dozen, because it’s an easy way for unscrupulous websites to generate page views and advertising money.

That has led legitimate media to publish fact checks countering those fake claims of celebrities dying in car accidents and other causes of death.

Let’s not forget that Lucy Liu just starred in the second Shazam movie – Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and is filming the action adventure Christmas movie, Red One. Even a training accident would have been big news, never mind her death.

No legitimate media – in the United States, or anywhere else in the world, reported on Lucy Liu’s death, or even fake claims of her sudden and unexpected death. That’s because none of that ever happened.

Fact #2 : No Social Media Buzz On Lucy Liu’s Death

If Lucy Liu had actually passed away, her fans would have poured their hearts out on social media, and other platforms like TikTok and YouTube. Yet, a quick check of Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram showed that no one is wishing her family condolences or commiserating over her early and unexpected death.

Heck, even antivaxxers are always quick to claim that all deaths are caused by the vaccine did not claim that Lucy Liu just died suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine!

That’s because only WikiObits is claiming that she died, and no one – except perhaps Mediamass, claimed that there are rumours that Lucy Liu just died suddenly at the age of 54!

Fact #3 : Lucy Liu Is Still Very Much Alive + Well

Just to be clear – Lucy Liu (born Lucy Alexis Liu on 2 December 1968) is very much alive and well, as of 30 March 2023, when she last posted on Instagram:

Finally working with this amazing team of creatives who I LOVE and ADMIRE SOOOO much in a new Netflix animated series, Jentry Chau Vs. The Underworld! @aliwong @fayedunaway Lori Tan Chinn, @funnyasiandude , @shengwangtime , Woosung Kim

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Fact #4 : Lucy Liu Death Hoax Is A Fake Fact Check

This Lucy Liu death hoax is, ironically, just another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of actress Lucy Liu’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actress best known for her roles in Kill Bill, Ally McBeal, Charlie’s Angels or Shanghai Noon is alive and well.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Lucy Liu’s stature would be major news across network

On Saturday (April 01) the actress’ reps officially confirmed that Lucy Liu is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Lucy Liu Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Lucy Liu’s unnamed rep confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks, and Melanie Laurent.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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Did Melanie Laurent Just Die Suddenly?!

Did Inglourious Basterds star Melanie Laurent just die suddenly at the age of 40?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Melanie Laurent Just Died Suddenly At 40 Years Old!

A website called MediaMass is claiming that people were just fooled into believing that the beautiful French actress and Inglourious Basterds star Melanie Laurent just died suddenly at the age of 40!

Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Mélanie Laurent’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French actress’s passing:

“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (March 24, 2023), our beloved actress Mélanie Laurent passed away. Mélanie Laurent was born on February 21, 1983 in Paris. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 40-year-old actress, director and singer was dead.

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Truth : There Was No Melanie Laurent Death Hoax!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated to generate income from page video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported Her Death / Hoax

Celebrity death hoaxes are a dime a dozen, because it’s an easy way for unscrupulous websites to generate page views and advertising money.

That has led legitimate media to publish fact checks countering those fake claims of celebrities dying in car accidents and other causes of death.

In Melanie Laurent’s case, no legitimate media – in France, or anywhere else in the world, reported on her death, or even fake claims of her sudden and unexpected death. That’s because none of that ever happened.

Fact #2 : No Social Media Buzz On Melanie Laurent’s Death

Some may think that Melanie Laurent is French, or she’s not a big enough star to warrant media attention. That’s nonsense, of course, but guess what – there is no social media buzz on her death as well!

Whether on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok or Instagram, no one is wishing her family condolences or commiserating over her early and unexpected death.

Heck, even antivaxxers who seem to always claim that all deaths are caused by the vaccine did not claim that Melanie Laurent just died suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine.

That’s because no one – except perhaps Mediamass, claimed that there are rumours that Melanie Laurent just died suddenly at the age of 40!

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Fact #3 : Melanie Laurent Death Hoax Is A Fake Fact Check

This Melanie Laurent death hoax is, ironically, just another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of actress Mélanie Laurent’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actress best known for her role in Inglourious Basterds is alive and well.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Mélanie Laurent’s stature would be major news across networks.

On Saturday (March 25) the actress’ reps officially confirmed that Mélanie Laurent is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Mélanie Laurent Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Melanie Laurent’s unnamed rep confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Justin Bieber and Tom Hanks.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

Fact #4 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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