Actor, Comedian Sinbad is Dead-Fiction!

Actor/Comedian Sinbad is Dead-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor: has gotten several inquiries about whether Sinbad has died.

The Truth:

This story is a hoax.

Sinbad is alive and well and looking forward to several appearance dates that are on his calendar.

The story of his demise started circulating on the Internet on a large scale on March 14 and 15, 2007.

The only source for this was a posting on, which is a site that depends on volunteer contributors for information.  That story claimed that Sinbad, whose real name is David Atkins, died of a heart attack on March 14, 2007.  A spokesperson for Wikipedia said that the alteration of the story had been unauthorized and that they were looking into whether they could identify who did it.

Last updated 3/16/07