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Paul Walker hoax: Photo of Paul Walker in 'morgue' is fake but not Photoshopped

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The photo of Paul Walker's dead body that has been circulated online is fake -- but it was not Photoshopped. On Dec. 1, About.com reported that the photo is real -- it's an actual person -- but it's not Paul Walker. The photo is actually of a man named Alan Dennis, a Christian missionary. Dennis was injured during a "construction mishap" and since it looks like he could pass for an injured, disfigured Walker, someone thought it would be cool to pass it around.

As previously reported, the photo was presumed fake once the coroner announced that Walker's body was too badly burned to be properly I.D.'d. The photo of Dennis shows a bloodied, cut up face... with no burns.

The fake Paul Walker dead pic is still being passed around on Twitter and some people believe that it's real. Unfortunately, this was just something started by someone who wanted to get some attention by passing around the "one" photo of the deceased actor. Sadly this is just promoting false information and causing a lot of confusion for fans who loved Walker and are grieving his death.

Paul Walker, 40, and his friend, Roger Rodas, 38, were killed on Saturday after Rodas lost control of the Porsche they were riding in. The car reportedly hit two trees and slammed into a telephone pole before it exploded into flames.

A Paul Walker dead pic will not be released so don't believe anything that you see on social media in the coming days.

© Effie Orfanides 2013

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