Too Soon: The Most Outrageous Celebrity Death Hoaxes

Sara | August 6, 2019 1:11 pm

Imagine waking up and reading that you’re supposedly dead… that must be quite the experience. Incredibly, that’s the reality for some of pop culture’s biggest celebrities. Famous people have to go through a lot when it comes to the media. Whether it’s their fashion, who they’re dating, or their marital problems, people are always spreading rumors about famous folks. Sometimes, these rumors get so out of hand they go so far as to claim a celebrity died — even though they’re alive and well. These are the most unbelievable celebrity death hoaxes that have ever been circulated.

Someone Said Michael J. Fox Died From Complications With His Parkinsons

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Back to the Future and Family Ties star Michael J. Fox was declared dead in 2018 by a convincing fake news site associated with Yahoo. According to People, the site stated that Fox had passed away from pneumonia after checking into the hospital due to complications with his Parkinson’s disease.

The hoax was somewhat believable, however, as he had been quiet on social media for several days. Fortunately, he was proven to still be alive and healthy when he posted on his Instagram two days after he had supposedly died.