A death hoax surrounded Dwayne Johnson over the last few days.
The deadline of the hoax read, “BBC: Dwayne The Rock Johnson Dies at 47 after a terrible stunt attempted failed”. The link did not lead to BBC, but instead to a fake website. BBC did not cover Johnson’s supposes death at all. Despite this, the news circulated like wildfire on the Internet.
Although the 47 year old actor has not directly addressed the rumour, he did post on his Instagram stories which proved he’s still alive. His post was about a fan giving him a beaded poster of one of his movies.
Johnson was earlier declared dead online by 2011 and 2014. In 2011, he disbanded rumours with the statement, “Rumours of my death are false – I’m still ‘Bringin’ It’ 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – including leap year!”
The 2014 headline declaring his death read, “Actor Dwayne Johnson died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning – June 10, 2014.” The article also read, “Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set.”
Johnson just finished shooting for his movie Jumanji: The Next Level. He also recently spoke out in support of his friend Kevin Hart, who underwent intense spinal surgery after his car accident.
The Rock wrote on Instagram, “Stop messing with my emotions brother @kevinhart4real. We have a lot more laughing to do together. Love you man. Stay strong.”
He added, “When my son @KevinHart4real goes down with an injury, his big daddy steps in. I did leave my honeymoon early (Lauren approved cos she LOVES Kelly) and now me and Kelly are new best friends.”
Jumanji: The Next Level is set for release on December 5.
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