7th Heaven Actor Stephen Collins Committed Suicide-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Embattled “7th Heaven” actor Stephen Collins has committed suicide.
Stephen Collins, who played the role of Eric Camden on the television show 7th Heaven, has not committed suicide.
Police were called to Collins’ home on October 7, 2014, for a report of a suspected suicide, US Weekly reports. Officers found the 67-year-old actor’s house empty and no evidence of a gunshot. The reported suicide quickly went viral when former “Baywatch” star Donna E’Errico picked up the thread on Twitter and provided a blow-by-blow account of the police response.
“That guy from 7th Heaven lives right around the corner from me & just shot himself a few minutes ago,” D’Errico said.
D’Errico tweeted that a street outside Collins’ home had been cordoned off. She also posted a photo of a flurry of police cars before tweeting an apology for spreading misinformation.
“I just tweeted out what I was being told by my neighbor who were on scene. I apologize for tweeting what I heard before confirming it,” D’Errico tweeted.
The embattled Collins faces accusations that he molested three underage girls decades ago, the USA Today reports. Collins played a pastor and father on the long-running family television show.