Death Scams and Hoaxes
Links to reports that discuss false claims about the deaths or injuries of celebrities or famous people.
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According to a report circulating via social media, actor Peter Dinklage has been killed in a car accident. Peter Dinklage plays the character Tyrion Lannister in the TV series Game of Thrones.
Outline Social media driven messages claim that much-loved actor Johnny Depp has died, either from drowning on a film set or in…
Circulating social media posts claim that Tom Kenny, the actor who supplied the voice of much-loved children’s character SpongeBob SquarePants has died.
Circulating social media message claims that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star John Cena has died of a head injury while practicing a wrestling stunt with a WWE co-star.