“Lucas Black dead 2023” : Actor killed by internet death hoax
- By Jessica Simpson
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- International May 30, 2023
- Breaking news May 29, 2023
- Rumor Central May 2023
News of actor Lucas Black’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2023 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 in Fast & Furious 7 is alive and well.
UPDATE 30/05/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Lucas Black death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Lucas 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 Sunday (May 28, 2023), our beloved actor Lucas Black passed away. Lucas Black was born on November 29, 1982 in Decatur. 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 40-year-old actor 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 Lucas Black's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 62% still think false Lucas Black death rumors are funny.
Lucas Black Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Monday (May 29) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Lucas 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.
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