In the unpredictable jungle of the internet, where misinformation blossoms like wildflowers, Morgan Freeman has emerged as the undisputed champion of fake deaths. The man has died so many times on social media that if rumors were reality, he’d be competing with cats for multiple lives.
The world of celebrity reporting is like a vast orchard, and the fruits of controversy and gossip are ripe for the picking. Unfortunately, some choose to harvest the fruits of deception, especially when it comes to the rich and famous.
Freeman, the man who has been declared dead more times than we can count, has finally had enough of these virtual obituaries.
Apparently, he’s been through more fatal injuries in the realm of fake news than all his on-screen characters combined. Now, that’s a plot twist even Hollywood couldn’t cook up.
While the man is as fit as a fiddle, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mills from churning out tales of his demise.
Remember that Facebook page back in 2012 that claimed Freeman shuffled off this mortal coil due to an artery rupture? It urged people to shower sympathy and condolences by liking and commenting. With about a million likes, that page probably celebrated a faux victory.
Fast forward a couple of years, and another rumor surfaces, asserting that Freeman peacefully exited the stage of life at the age of 86. But this time, the man himself decided to put the rumors to rest with a touch of wit.
“Like Mark Twain, I keep reading that I have died. I hope those stories are not true… But if they are, I’m happy to report that my afterlife seems identical to my life when I was alive,” Freeman declared.
Adding a dash of humor, he continued, “I did go to Las Vegas to begin work on the film Last Vegas. That is anything but a death sentence.” Bravo, Mr. Freeman, for turning death hoaxes into a comedy act.