According to a report currently circulating via social media, much loved US actor Adam Sandler has been found dead at his home in an apparent suicide. The report claims Adam had been battling severe depression and authorities believe his death was suicide due to asphyxia.
The report has caused great distress among the star’s fans.
However, the claims are untrue. Adam Sandler is NOT dead. The report is a nasty and irresponsible hoax. There are no credible news reports that support the claim that he has died.
The exceedingly poor taste report comes from a trashy clickbait website called ‘Link Beef’. The site apparently published the fake suicide report in a callous and rather pathetic attempt to gain site visitors. The site presents information in news format but makes no attempt to inform visitors which of its reports are true and which are fiction. Nor does it include any clear disclaimer that might alert visitors that at least some of its content is false.
Publishing fake-news articles about a subject as serious as suicide just to gather site visitors is reprehensible. Experts have found an increase in suicide rates after media reports about celebrity suicides. Thus, a disgraceful fake-news report like this one could have deadly repercussions. The author of this piece of drivelling nonsense is beneath contempt as is the website it is published on.
There is an increasing number of fake-news websites that, between them, churn out a constant stream of false information disguised as news. It is therefore wise to verify any celebrity death reports that come your way before you share them with others. If a famous person really does die, then reports of his or her passing will be featured in many mainstream news reports.
So, a search via a news portal such as Google News should quickly reveal if a circulating celebrity death report is true.
Adam Sandler actor and comedian, found dead at 49
US actor and comedian Adam Sandler has been found dead, aged 49, in an apparent suicide.
Marin County Police in California said he was pronounced dead at his home shortly after officials responded to an emergency call around noon local time.
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!