Adam Sandler was found dead inside his home this Monday morning after battling severe depression. The cause? He committed suicide possibly because of alcoholism and drugs. Did you believe these fake stories on the internet?
Millions Believed ‘Adam Sandler Dead’?Stories
A realistic looking Adam Sandler is?dead report on Linkbeef was the culprit for fooling many of his fans, IB Times reported. Some of Sandler?s fans posted condolence messages on the internet, the report said, possibly making the article go viral. A ?R.I.P. Adam Sandler? Facebook page also gathered attention this Tuesday and it has already nearly gotten nearly one million likes, Mediamass reported.
How The Comedian Died Wasn?t Funny
The fake story on Linkbeef says the Marin Country Police in California found the actor dead inside his home in San Francisco. The article said that Sandler has returned to a rehabilitation center to fix his addiction with alcoholism and drugs, implying that these are the reasons for his death. Statements from both the police and Sandler?s wife, Jackie Sanderl, was also made-up.
?This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Adam?s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Adam?s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.? ? Jackie Sandler
?At this time, the Sheriff?s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.? ? Police
How exactly did fans react to this hoax? According to a poll from Celebrity Post, 9 percent or 87 people found the fake story entertaining while 91 percemt or 886 people found it ?stupid and boring?. Check the following tweets below to see how the people reacted to the fake story when it was released.
@AdamSandler I'm glad you are alive! I hate those celebrity death hoax! It's heartless! ?
— Tux-Couch Potato Cat (@TuxHeinrich) September 29, 2015
Stupid people on internet.. I almost started greiving when saw a post about @adamsandler death…
— Subash Adhikari (@Sub_adh) September 29, 2015
Is Adam sandler really dead? ??
— NatalieLou?? (@NatalieLou__x) September 29, 2015
Hoax that Adam Sandler is dead?? Shame on you, Internet.
— Amy (@PrincessAmy27) September 29, 2015
If Adam sandler is dead then sorry but I won't watch another film
— j.yemm (@joshyemm) September 29, 2015