William Hung of American Idol Fame Committed Suicide- Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

This is an article that said that William Hung, who became an unlikely star because of the American Idol television show, died of an intentional overdose of heroin.

The Truth:
William Hung is alive and well and still enjoying the afterglow of his success as a geeky singing hero from American Idol.
The eRumor, which started in 2004, is a reprint of an article from BrokenNewz.com, a satire news site that makes it clear its stories are not real.  The title of the Rick Martin song, for example, is Shebang, not She Bangs.

The photo to the right was taken on January 6, 2007 during a Long Beach Ice Dogs hockey performance in Southern California between game periods.

Last updated 10-19-12