A video posted on social media in November claimed that the 55-year-old comedian had drowned.
As the video went viral, users expressed their concern, according to HITC. One person remarked, “I paused after I read and felt pain for a good couple of minutes.” Others were less complimentary: “Damn bro u scared the s**t out of me lol (sic).” Third, “You kinda scared me for a sec.”
The reports of Sandler’s death are unfounded, and he is still alive and well today.
The 55-year old actor and comedian paid his respects to late Bob Saget after his sudden departure. Sandler wrote, “Great man. Funny as hell. Such a nice person. Love to Bob and his whole family.”
Between 1990 to 1995, Sandler featured on Saturday Night Live, a satirical television show. He appeared in the films Big Daddy, and Click in 2006, Happy Gilmore, Grown Ups 1 & 2, 50 first date, pixel, and many others. Sandler also lent his to Drax The Draculafor all the three Transylvania movies.
Hollywood celebs dying of false rumors aren’t new. In another bogus news report, it was stated that Jordan Terrell Carter, a rapper from Atlanta, had been discovered unconscious in his hotel room. It turned out to be a hoax. According to HITC, the message has gained over 28,000 shares, although it’s not clear who wrote it. This isn’t the first time the rapper’s wellness and health have been the subject of speculation.
According to Heavy, a bogus news report surfaced in 2019 claiming that Carti has perished in a vehicle accident in L.A. In the investigation, it was stated that “several controlled drugs” were in the rapper’s system at the time of the crash. This report is, once again, untrue. After rumors of a celebrity’s death spread online, many celebs had to verify that they were still alive and well.
In 2009 a hoax reported the death of Jeff Goldblum. Before anybody could realize it was a terrible prank, supporters of the Jurassic Park star flocked to offer their sympathies. When Jeff declared he would miss Goldblum more than anybody else, he looked to be laughing. Misinformation about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson falling to his death from a hill in New Zealand also surfaced in 2011.
I would love to meet the person who is starting rumors of my death — to show them how a dead foot feels up their a**.” the famed wrestler and Hollywood actor wrote in response to the internet haters.
In 2014, it was reported that Macaulay Culkin, the star of Home Alone, had died in his Manhattan residence. In response, he and his group The Pizza Underground posted two-staged images that imitated the 1989 comedy Weekend at Bernie’s. Along with the picture, Culkin said on Instagram, “We’re on tour, you silly people.”