Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Trending News

Tom Kenny Dead? Death Hoax of the Voice of SpongeBob Squarepants Lives On

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Oct 21, 2012 08:44 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

Tom Kenny
Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants, is just fine.(Photo : Reuters)

Tom Kenny, the voice behind Spongebob Squarepants is dead, according to Twitter and Facebook.  However Kenny didn't die. He's just the victim of an ongoing social media death hoax. Spongebob is still fine.

The Tom Kenny death hoax has been going on for quite some time. The voice actor was killed off by social media just back in September. A picture was floating around Twitter that said "R.I.P. Tom Kenny, The Voice of SpongeBob. RETWEET to say THANKS for making your childhood happier."

Share This Story

The photo was retweeted thousands of times and some wrote messages saying that Kenny died of cancer. Kenny never even made a public statement about having cancer.

He did, however, take to his own Facebook page to clear up the rumor himself, saying "Hello everyone! I just want to let you all know that I am not dead, but alive and well."

The rumor of his death started to die down, but it seems to be making a comeback.

A brand new "R.I.P. Tom Kenny" Facebook page was made this week, making fans believe that the actor died once again and some are taking to Twitter to once again mourn and question the death of their beloved voice behind Spongebob.

Some examples of recent tweets include:

"Tom Kenny actually died????"

"R.I.P Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob. #childhood #ripchildhood"

"Rip Tom Kenny (voice of spongebob) thanks for making my childhood better :)"

"R.I.P. Tom Kenny, thank you for making Spongebob great for us #IMReady."

"Tom Kenny, the voice of Spongebob is dead... SAAAD day :'( "

Kenny currently voices the Ice King on "Adventure Time with Finn and Jake," several voices on "Futurama ," and several other characters in various movies and shows.

Internet death hoaxes have been common this year and people seem to be running out of ideas. This week, a death hoax about Morgan Freeman, which made waves in September, seems to have also made a comeback.

Some other celebrities who became victims of a death hoax in recent months include actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, musician Skrillex, Rapper Lil Wayne, Actor Vince Vaughn, country singer Taylor Swift,  Comedian Bill Cosby, Alfonso Ribeiro aka Carlton from the Fresh Prince, and Bill Nye the Science Guy have all been victims of death hoaxes within the past few months. All of these celebrities are just fine.

© 2014 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

Lake Tahoe, NV, Sand Harbor (2) 9-2010

5 Ways to Have a More Active Vacation

For those of us who like to live an active lifestyle here are some tips for staying active while you're on vacation where it can be very difficult.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Car

Canada Hit-And-Run Attack Perpetrator 'Radicalized?' Authorities Cite Similar Case Last Year As Basis

The Canada hit-and-run attack suspect, who was killed by the authorities after a long chase, is now believed to have been "radicalized" because of the on-going terrorism in the country.

Eric Matthew Frein

Pennsylvania Man Hunt: Schools Close As Man Hunt Drags On, Eric Frein Spotted In Close Proximity To Schools, Children Unsafe With Man Hunt Ongoing?

Pennsylvania man hunt of Eric Frein has dragged on to its’ second month. Frein is wanted for the murder of a state trooper, Cpl. Bryon Dickson, last Sept. 12. Named as “extremely dangerous” by Pennsylvania authorities, Frein has already been added to FBI’s most wanted fugitives.

ISIS Militants In Syria

Denver Girls ISIS: FBI Reviewing Evidence Against Three Girls Believed To Be Heading To Syria To Join Islamic State Militants: Report

Denver Girls ISIS - At least three girls from Denver have been denied their right to travel after authorities found out that they were heading to Syria via Turkey. The FBI is looking into evidence that could prove the girls' intention of joining the Islamic State militants.

Caribbean Princess, Dublin Port

Ebola-Risk Hospital Worker Boards Caribbean Cruise Ship; U.S. Officials To Limit Their Public Appearances

An Ebola-risk health care worker boarding a cruise ship is being isolated despite not showing any signs and symptoms of the deadly disease while U.S. officials asked the health workers exposed to the Ebola infected patients to limit public appearances.

Defective Takata airbags prompted the recall of about 247,000 Toyota model vehicles.

Takata Airbag Recall 2014: Toyota Withdraw Models For Defective Inflators

Takata airbag defect prompts the recall of several Toyota Motor Corp models in the United States on Monday.

Vials

Cure For Ebola Found: Canada To Ship 800 Vials of Experimental Vaccine, China Claims To Have Found Cure

Cure for Ebola found – Canada is reported to send out 800 vials of an experimental drug set out to cure the Ebola outbreak. The cure for Ebola found is an experimental drug named VSV-EBOV. All 800 vials had been tested on primates and showed positive results.

California Drought Map

California Drought Map Reveals 58% Of State Suffers Deficiency Of Water Supply Amid Imminent Winter Season

California's drought map still shows an alarming phenomenon at the Golden State wherein 58% of the area is suffering from deficiency of water supply, be it atmospheric, surface or ground water.

Daniela Poggiali

Nurse Kills 38 Patients Because She Got Annoyed; Co-Workers Say Italian Nurse Daniela Poggiali Is 'Cynical And Vindictive'

Nurse Kills 38 Patients - Italian nurse Daniela Poggiali is one healthcare professional you should be wary of if ever you get confined in a hospital in Italy. For one thing, she is notorious for killing up to 38 patients after she got completely annoyed of them or of their families.

Cattle Return From Alpine Summer Grazing

World's Tallest Cattle Found In Illinois, How Tall Is Blosom The Cow?

World’s tallest cattle is found in Illinois. Owned by Patty Hanson, Blosom the cow has been named Guinness World Records’ tallest cow. How big and tall exactly is Blosom?

Grizzly Bear

Man, 56, Attacked By Bear Shot Accidentally By Hunting Partner Who Tried To Save Him From The Beast

A man attacked by bear was shot by his friend while the latter was attempting to spare him from the brutal attack of the beast.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics