“Tim Story dead 2020” : Director killed by internet death hoax

Tim Story is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of director Tim Story’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the director best known for the movie Fantastic Four is alive and well.

UPDATE 26/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Tim Story death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the director’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Tim Story’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American director’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (November 24, 2020), our beloved director Tim Story passed away. Tim Story was born on March 13, 1970 in Los Angeles. 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 50-year-old director 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 a director of Tim Story's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (83%) of respondents think those Tim Story death rumors are not funny anymore.

Tim Story Death Hoax Dismissed Since Director Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (November 25) the director's reps officially confirmed that Tim Story 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 director. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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