On Nov. 30, 2013, actor Paul Walker tragically died in a fiery car accident that also killed a good friend of his by the name of Roger Rodas. The Santa Clarita Police and Walker's representatives have confirmed his death, there are amateur videos of the fire post-crash, and even security footage capturing the accident as it happened. As of Dec. 2, 2013, many people refuse to believe it and believe there is still a Paul Walker death hoax at work.
Two days before his tragic death, a celebrity death hoax started being passed around the Internet stating that Paul Walker had died. That sense of irony came to a tragic end when his death really did happen.
Even with the proof and confirmation, there are still many people that think Paul Walker isn't dead and that his death is nothing more than a hoax.
Unfortunately, the proof is there that Paul Walker has passed away at the young age of 40, and it is not fake. The website that produced the hoax in the first place had it automatically generated, and it just happened to come at an odd and coincidental time.
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