On November 14, a phony tweet from The Tonight Show went viral on Twitter, leading some online users to believe Jimmy Fallon had passed away. But in 2022, the star is still going strong.
Fallon occurred to be another well-known person who was the victim of a celebrity death hoax, which has become a widespread occurrence on the internet.
Following the targeting of individuals like Tom Holland, Wendy Williams, and others comes Fallon’s death fake.
How Rumors About Jimmy Fallon Being Dead Started
After reading a statement that stated: “It is with sorrowful hearts that we announce the demise of late-night legend, husband, and father of two, Jimmy Fallon,” users on Twitter began to speculate that Fallon had passed away. 1923-2022.”
The article also featured an old photo of Fallon and his dog.
People were duped by the phony post since the photo gave the impression that the announcement came from the Tonight Show’s legitimate account. The actor is still alive and well, though.
Viral Post Debunked
The birth year that was given in the message was the first indication that it was a hoax. Fallon was actually born in 1974, despite the post’s claim that he was born in 1923.
The television star is 48 years old, but if one were to go by the post’s year, Fallon would actually be 99 years old.
It is obvious that a skilled user of photoshop and editing was able to convince followers on social media that Fallon had passed away.
How to Report Fake Posts
It’s not the first time a famous person has fallen victim to a death fake. We strongly advise you to report any bogus posts as soon as you discover them. To accomplish this, take the following actions:
Listed below are the procedures to take if you want to accomplish it on Twitter:
- Navigate to the Tweet you d like to report.
- Tap the icon located at the top of the Tweet.
- Select Report Tweet.
Do the following to report something on Facebook:
- Go to the post you want to report.
- Tap in the top right of the post.
- Tap Find Support or Report Post.
- To give feedback, tap the option that best describes how this post goes against Community Standards. Tap Next.
- Click submit
Follow these procedures to report someone on Instagram:
- Click on the three dots on the top right of the post
- Select Report