The Internet is full of celebrity death hoaxes and they are nothing new as websites auto-generate some of these rumors and sometimes people are just bored and start something. Real deaths of celebrities do happen all the time as well, and sometimes the world just can't help but keep mourning them. Such is the case of Bob Denver who was having his passing mourned across social media sites on Dec. 3, 2013.
The only problem is that Bob Denver, of "Gilligan's Island" fame, died eight years ago.
Yes, people were jumping on Twitter and using hashtags such as #BobnDenverDies and #RIPGilligan. On Facebook, users were posting articles advising of Denver's death and saying how it was such a sad story for him to die right before Christmas.
Oddly enough, those articles were from when he died on Sept. 2, 2005, but no-one seemed to noticed that fact.
Some people truly believe in the "Rule of Three" stating that bad things always come in triplicate. They related to recent celebrity deaths and said the triangle was complete when Brian Griffin died, then Paul Walker, and now Bob Denver.
On Dec. 3, 2013, a lot of people are sad that a little part of their childhood went away when Bob Denver died. They just don't realize that it actually happened a full eight years ago.
Rest in peace, Gilligan.
Celebrity death hoaxes are nothing new and there have been circulating around social media sites and search engines for years. Here are just a few that have come about over the past year or two:
- World mourns death of Morgan Freeman, but he's truly alive and well
- Reports state death of Rihanna and Bill Cosby, but neither has actually died
- Johnny Depp's death reported twice in Oct. of 2012, but he is certainly not dead
- Keanu Reeves dying in a snowboarding accident proves to be false
- Reese Witherspoon, Usher, and Wiz Khalifa all reportedly die, but all are still alive