A Clint Eastwood death hoax hit social media yesterday.
A fake news site (we will not mention its name nor provide a link) reported that the 87-year-old actor died from a heart attack.
The story claimed that someone in Eastwood’s home called 911 in the wee hours of the morning, and when police and emergency services arrived they found an “unresponsive male” in a bedroom.
According to reports however, Eastwood, who celebrated his birthday only a few weeks ago, is alive and doing very well. He also attended the Cannes Film Festival last month where he shared stories of his career and hinted to the media that he might make a return to acting on the silver screen very soon.
Eastwood’s death hoax is a reminder that fake news exists on social media and readers should always research news sources.
What might the famous actor say to the bozos who engineered the hoax?
We can only assume that he might say, “Go ahead, make my day.”
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Paul Fitzgerald is a journalist based in Toronto. He is a writer and blogger for HOSS Magazine and Vitalize Magazine, and is a columnist with the Toronto Sun (“Home, Smart, Home” – New Homes and Condos Section). He is also a science and technology columnist with InventorSpot.com and blogs for CNN International Report. His work […]Read Bio Read Posts