Celebrity death rumors are often exaggerated, and this is true for everyone from Sir Paul McCartney to Tom Cruise. Many celebrities tweeted that they are still alive, while Internet claimed that they are dead. From trending hashtags to viral videos, the internet spares nobody. Below is the list of some celebrities that made it clear that they are still alive:
1. Sir Paul McCartney (born 1942)
In the 1960s, the Beatles icon who composed the theme song for the 1985 film Spies Like Us was at the heart of the “Paul is Dead” conspiracy theory. Some feared the vocalist had been replaced by an impostor.
Some fans saw the Abbey Road album cover (above) as a funeral procession, with McCartney as the deceased and Lennon as the priest, all in white. Paul always denied that he was dead. He even told the BBC, “If you think I’m dead, you’re wrong. I’m alive and living in Scotland. “
2. Michael Connery (1930–2020)
In 1993, Connery went on The Late Show with David Letterman to dispel death rumors. They began with the passing of Connery’s friend and former Formula One world champion in Spain, James Hunt.
There was a rumor that the deceased was James Bond. The news travelled to Japan along with headlines about the death of Texas governor John Connally, whose name is indistinguishable from Sean Connery in Japanese. As a result, the Bond actor said that he had a great deal of explaining to do internationally.
3. The actor, Tom Cruise (born 1962)
In 2010, the Mission Impossible actor brushed off rumors that he had died in a terrible plumbing accident. Cruise joked that he was really appearing on camera as a hologram, then requested that his supporters spread the word. “I am really alive. Did the internet make a mistake again?
4. Violet Myers
Violet Myers death rumors were everywhere on the internet until she made it clear that she is still alive. She wants people to stop making fun of here.
5. Matt Damon (born 1970)
When a 2009 article come with words that sounded like the lyrics to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the Jason Bourne actor was surprise that anybody took the news of his death seriously. His family know his death with grace. “All my wife cam say was, ‘Well, that’s strange,'” Damon says. Then she informed me that George Clooney had had the same situation a few years before.
6. George Clooney (born 1961)
Mega-fame is accompanied by mega-death. But it seems that the American actor did not die in a private jet crash in Colorado or a cliff fall in New Zealand. However, this did not prevent rumor of George Clooney’s death from becoming widespread. Mark Twain was referred to for inquiries about the actor’s passing.
7. Beyoncé Knowles (born 1981)
Beyoncé, who made her cinematic debut as Foxxy Cleopatra in the Austin Powers picture Gold member, was the subject of a Twitter rumor in 2015 when a fake news site announced her “death” in an automobile accident with a photo of a blazing collision.
She was thought to have died the next year due to extensive bleeding from an earring injury. According to Foxxy, “Say what?”
8. Gene Hackman (born 1930)
The Conversation and French Connection actors learned about Gene Hackman’s passing via an article titled “The Greatest Living American Actor at 85: Gene Hackman Is Dead but Still in Charge.”
It was quickly changed to say “retired” instead of “gone,” but not before Twitter exploded with condolences and a Facebook page with the title “RIP Gene Hackman” asked for “likes.”
9. The Rock, Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (born 1972) allegedly fell over the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand in 2014 while shooting a stunt for Central Intelligence.
Johnson mocked his haters by posting the following on social media: “I’d love to meet the guy spreading reports about my death so I can show them how a dead foot feels in their a**.”
10. William Earl Jones (born in 1931)
Theo Jones, also known as Darth Vader and starring in The Hunt for Red October, was the subject of a spoof website. The ‘news’ was taken up by Facebook and Twitter, but it turned out that Darth Vader had simply died on-screen.
11. The actor Russell Crowe (born 1964)
In 2010, a New York City radio station pronounced the Gladiator and Body of Lies star dead. Supposedly, Crowe fell over an Austrian mountain. “Unable to respond,” tweeted Crowe. “A mountain in Austria collapsed, covering the red rover. I have no idea how I got there, but the media never errs. “G’Bye,”
12. Hilary Duff (born 1987), is an actress.
Reportedly, the star of the espionage comedy Agent Cody Banks went missing from the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand while visiting a premium golf club. (At the time, she happened to be in Los Angeles.)
Tom Cruise, Natalie Portman, Dwayne Johnson, Orlando Bloom, Tom Hanks, Jeff Goldbloom, and Brad Pitt are said to have been murdered by the same cliffs at different periods.
13. Brad Pitt (born 1963).
Reports of his gunshot death in 2016 went viral, causing Pitt to issue a statement confirming his survival. The shooting news was a fake designed to lure readers to a website that would steal personal information. Pitt was in the process of a divorce with Angelina Jolie, who starred in Salt, at the time.
14. Kirk Douglas (1916–2020)
He is an renowned actor, survived a helicopter accident and a stroke, yet the media reported his death twice.
Action News 3 continues to report that the Catch Me a Spy actor died at age 100 (he lived to be 103) and People magazine published his obituary with the heading DO NOT PUB in 2014. Douglas died with the knowledge that he would be remembered.
15. Al Pacino (1921 – 2016)
The actor from The Godfather ‘died’ at least three times. The allegations began in 1982, when people referred to Abe Vigoda as “dead.” (In response, the actor published a picture of himself reading People magazine in his coffin in Variety.)
There were so many reports of Abe Vigoda’s death that a producer once asked his agency for “an Abe Vigoda type,” and a website was created to follow his status: isabevigodadead.com. As one wit put it, “I’ve met Abraham Lincoln in person. He only seems dead. “
16. Morgan Freeman (born 1937)
Freeman, who co-starred in the espionage thriller The Sum of All Fears with Ben Affleck, was pranked with a Facebook page titled RIP Morgan Freeman. The Dark Knight star said, “I continue to read that I’ve died. I hope that these tales are not real. “
17. Robert Seagal (born 1952)
No, Steven Seagal did not pass away in 2013 when the ‘RIP Steven Seagal’ Facebook page was launched, nor did he have a fatal heart attack in 2015.
Whether or not his career ended in 2011 when he drove a tank into a home and killed a dog is a separate issue…
18. Jackie Chan (born 1952)
The death of Chan has been reported many times, including thrice in 2013 alone. Consequently, when #RIPJackieChan began trending once again, sentiments were mixed.
The actor of The Spy Next Door assured viewers that he had not had a heart attack, been in a car accident, or fallen from a 12-story building.
According to Chan’s remark, everyone congratulated her on her supposed engagement today. After that, everyone phoned to check whether I was still alive.
19. Arnold Schwarzenegger (born 1947)
When The Terminator dies, it makes headlines, but Schwarzenegger’s passing was only a Twittercide. In 2015, the True Lies actor did not die of a heart attack, but if he had, we all know what his last words would have been. (You know you want to say it.) “I will return.”
20. Tanya Roberts (1955 – 2021)
Several devastating early death announcements have also been made. The publicist for Tanya Roberts unintentionally reported her death when Roberts was hospitalized and still alive.
The star of A View to a Kill passed away soon afterwards. As eulogized by her Charlie’s Angel co-star Jaclyn Smith: “Farewell, angel.” “Rest in peace.”