Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Died-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
An article claims that actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fell 60 feet to his death from the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand while filming a movie.
This hoax started with an article posted by a fake news website Global Associated News that went viral when thousands of people “liked” it on Facebook.
Johnson responded on his Facebook page that, “Rumors of my death are false – Im still “Bringin’ It’ 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – including leap year!”
Global Associated News reported the actor’s death in an article published April 8, 2014.
A disclaimer that appears on the bottom of the website reads, “FAKE…. THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! This is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes!”
Despite the disclaimer, the story received more than 12,000 likes on Facebook as of April 8, 2014.