“Jason Lee dead 2014” : Actor killed by internet death hoax

Jason Lee is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of actor Jason Lee’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2014 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 role on the television series My Name Is Earl is alive and well.

UPDATE 03/09/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jason Lee death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Jason Lee’ 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 Monday (September 01, 2014), our beloved actor Jason Lee passed away. Jason Lee was born on April 25, 1970 in Orange County. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 44-year-old actor and comedian 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 Jason Lee's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (68%) of respondents think those Jason Lee death rumors are not funny anymore.

Jason Lee Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (September 02) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Jason Lee 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.

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