Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Trending News

Drake Bell Dead? Actor Becomes Victim of Internet Death Hoax

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Feb 04, 2013 08:24 PM EST

Text Size: A A A

drake bell
Drake Bell is the victim of a death hoax. He's just fine.(Photo : Reuters)

Drake Bell is dead. At least that's what the internet is saying. However, the "Drake and Josh" actor didn't die.  He's just the latest victim of an internet car crash death hoax. Drake Bell is just fine.

A report popped up this week saying that Bell died in a car crash. Global Associated News said that Bell died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell on February 4. The report says that Bell lost control of the vehicle and rolled the car, killing him instantly. It then says that memorial service plans will be announced and that he will have a closed casket due to his severe head trauma.

Share This Story

The report is false. Bell didn't die in a car crash. Since there are so many details to the accident, it's easy to believe that its real, but Global Associated News creates fake news reports.

 A message at the bottom of the site reads: "FAKE... THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes!"

Global Associated News allows people to enter a celebrity name into a generator, which then creates a fake news story about their death. Other celebrities have died in the same exact car crash before. Singer Jesse McCartney, tv host Jerry Springer, basketball star Kobe Bryant and several others were killed in a car crash between Roswell and Morristown.

Despite the report being false, fans are starting to believe the rumor. Several took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Bell. Some examples of tweets include:

"Drake Bell from Drake and Josh died today? Wow..R.I.P"
"Drake Bell died.... You know? from Drake and Josh? Daaamn :( #RIP"
"if drake bell really died im going to cry myself to sleep every night for the rest of my life #PleaseBeARumor"
"DRAKE BELL IS DEAD. IM CRYING."

Drake Bell isn't dead, but he does do the voice of  Spider-man in the animated show "Ultimate Spider-man."

Some other celebrities who became victims of a death hoax in recent months include "The Big Bang Theory actory Jim Parsons, actress Megan Fox,  wrestler John Cena, singer Bruno Mars, actor Vin Diesel, musician Skrillex, Rapper Lil WayneActor Vince Vaughn, Tom Kenny, the voice behind SpongeBob Squarepants, country singer Taylor Swift, legendary actor Morgan Freeman, Comedian Bill Cosby, Alfonso Ribeiro aka Carlton from the Fresh Prince, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. All of these celebrities are just fine. 

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

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

Hostel

What to Look for in the Best Hostel Deals

A frugal traveler knows not only how to book the cheapest flights but also how to find the best hostel deals in town. It is easy to grab the first hotel accommodation you spot upon arrival especially if you are not familiar with the area. But with a few research prior to your travel, you can spare yourself from the hassle of false advertisement and unnecessary expenses.

Subscribe to our newsletter

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

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Vladimir Putin

India 10 Nuclear Reactors To Be Realised With Help, Support From Russian President Vladimir Putin: Report

Vladimir Putin has promised India that he will help build 10 nuclear reactors in the Asian country.

Fire At Crathorne Hall

9 Dead House Fire Incident In Kentucky Repeats, 4 Dead 5 Escape From Connecticut House Fire

9 dead house fire incident in Kentucky was reported early in the year. However, it looks like history has repeated itself before the end of the year. Another family has been involved in a tragic house fire killing four whereas five miraculously escape.

Phoenicids Meteor Shower observed for the first time in 58 years

Phoenicids Meteor Shower: First Spectacular Sighting After 58 Years

Phoenicids Meteor Shower – The historical meteor shower was finally recorded by a team of Japanese experts over the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in 58 years. The Phoenicids Meteor Shower was first discovered by a Japanese Antarctic expedition in 1956.

Police Chief Chris Magnus Joins Protest Against Police Brutality

Police Chief Chris Magnus Protests Against Police Violence Gets Attention From Public

Police Chief Chris Magnus is protesting against police violence and he may be sending a clear message to all. On Tuesday, Police Chief Chris Magnus protested alongside the many people who have gathered at MacDonald Avenue at 41st Street, echoing their call for authorities to stop using violence in communities of color.

California Storm Strongest In 5 Years Causes

California Storm: Updates, Strongest In 5 Years Causes Power Outage, Flooding, Severe Damage, Ends Drought But Won't Restore Reservoirs?

The powerful California storm that struck its Northern region Thursday is has caused power outages to to tens of thousands, as well as soaked the region with much-needed rain, albeit flooding, reports the Associated Press. While the California storm may have ended the most intense drought California has seen, it is reportedly not enough to restore the state’s reservoirs.

Check out the beaches in Darwin for some adventure.

Sunshine Destination for the Holidays: Darwin, Australia

If you are tired of shoveling snow or just sick of the cold, maybe it is time to think about spending the holidays somewhere warm. Darwin is a small town in Northern Australia that offers beaches, culture, and best of all 90 degree temperatures.

the Northern Lights

Why Iceland Is The Perfect Place for Adventurers of All Levels

We all like to go adventures now and then. Some of us are intrepid travelers ready for anything, while some of us prefer a place with a little less uncertainty. Iceland is different enough to provide the thrill and adventure we all seek, but is familiar enough to not scare people away.

Canadian Flag

Canada Poultry Imports To US Suspended Because Of Bird Flu, Says US Department Of Agriculture Chief Veterinary Officer

Canadian poultry imports to the United States have been suspended because of the ongoing bird flu outbreak that has already led to the isolation of five farms in Canada.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics