Another death hoax is plaguing celebs and this time Michael J. Fox is the victim.
We don't know who has enough time on their hands to start these hoaxes but they have been spreading like wildfire in the last month with Rowan Atkinson beings the previous victim!
Michael J Fox HAS NOT passed away due to "complications related to Parkinson's disease".
On the 4th of August, a website that is claiming to be part of Yahoo! News circulated an article titled: “Beloved Actor and Back to the Future Star Michael J. Fox Has Died at the Age of 57”.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation has not reported on any health complications nor any authorised news source has confirmed the headline. The only source reporting Fox’s death was yahoonews-us.com, a junk news website that imitates the appearance and domain of the real Yahoo! News site. The fake news site claims that Fox passed away on the 2nd of August at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The article reads, “On August 2, Michael J. Fox arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was self-admitted with complications attributed to Parkinson’s Disease. According to Chief Coroner Jonathan Lucas M.D., Fox had developed pneumonia, a common problem occurring in Parkinson’s sufferers in the later stages of the disease. Tragically, Fox died at 11:24 this morning. Doctors confirmed Fox passed away peacefully and was surrounded by friends and family.”
The news headline was plausible as Fox last posted on social media on the beginning of June, causing fans to jump to conclusions, many taking to social media to post messages of condolence.
Although Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease back in 1991, he is still healthy. Fox only made his diagnosis public in 1998, saying that it started with a “twitch” in his left pinkie while filming Doc Hollywood. In the next few years, Fox noticed his symptoms getting worse, experiencing severe tremors on the left side of his body accompanied by consequent muscle and joint stiffness.
In an interview with People magazine in 1999 he said “It’s made me stronger. A million times wiser. And more compassionate, I’ve realized I’m vulnerable, that no matter how many awards I’m given or how big my bank account is, I can be messed with like that. The end of the story is you die. We all die. So, accepting that, the issue becomes one of quality of life.”
Fans' grief turned into rage after hearing that the news was fake!