7th Heaven Actor Stephen Collins Committed Suicide-Fiction!

7th Heaven Actor Stephen Collins Committed Suicide-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Embattled “7th Heaven” actor Stephen Collins has committed suicide.

The Truth:

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.

Posted 10/10/14