News of actor Jack Black’s death spread quickly
Comedy actor Jack Black has died aged 46, according to tweets issued by his band, Tenacious D.
Twitter has been plunged into sadness following the announcement ‘Jack Black has died, aged 46.’
I’m sad to officially announce the death of Jack Black at the age of 46, rest in peace brother.
A message posted on his band’s official Twitter page claimed: “I’m sad to officially announce the death of Jack Black at the age of 46, rest in peace brother. #RipJackBlack ”
Is this actually true?
However, the June 2016 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Gulliver’s Travels, School of Rock or High Fidelity is alive and well.
It was a complete Hoax.
Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after an ‘R.I.P. Jack Black’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actor’s passing:
At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (June 04, 2016), our beloved actor Jack Black passed away. Jack Black was born on August 28, 1969, in Santa Monica. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence
Expressing their sadness that the talented 46-year-old actor, comedian, singer, and musician was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Jack Black’s stature would be major news across networks.
Jack Black Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Sunday (June 05) the actor’s reps officially confirmed that Jack Black is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much-loved actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.