So, Corey Monteith died just last July. He did. Seriously. It’s no hoax. His girlfriend Lea Michele confirmed it. He could’ve been back on Glee but fate had different plans. We could say the same for Heath Ledger who died in ‘08, Michael Jackson who died in ‘09, LFO frontman Rich Cronin who died in 2010, Steve Jobs in 2011 and Whitney Houston in 2012.
See that list? Year after year, we hear news that one celebrity dies. They overdose. They die of cancer. Of course those kinds of news send fans crying and, well, kind of remind us
But you know what sends news of deaths into longer trends? False ones. Man we found a list of celebrities who apparently died. Turns out, they didn’t. Those crazy guys who probably didn’t have anything better to do started a run at the rumor mill and there goes media frenzy etcetera, etcetera.
February 7, 2013? The world found out that Jackie Chan just died.
Only he didn’t.
But the list of celebs who fell victim to this death-rumor-hoax was quite long. To name a few of famous celebs, well you have Jackie Chan who was rumored that he fell from a building of several stories high, C. Breezy and Justin Bieber, who’s death mixed reactions of those not so showing so much empathy.
Other celebs, who were buried six feet under (well they were dead as per social media brouhaha), were Rowan Atkinson of the Mr. Bean fame (Whoattt? Mr. Bean is dead? Who will take care of Teddy!?) and music man Soula Boy.
And then they tried to take a hit at the Rock. For which, let me just say this to whoever started the rumor, “boy, you better run for cover ‘cause you’re gonna be dead if the Rock finds you.”