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Tom Cruise Dead? Actor Becomes Victim of Internet Car Crash Death Hoax

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Apr 11, 2013 12:33 PM EDT

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Tom Cruise is the victim of a death hoax. He's fine.(Photo : Reuters)

Tom Cruise is dead. At least that's what the Internet is saying. However the "Mission Impossible" actor didn't die. He's just the victim of an Internet death hoax. Tom Cruise is just fine.

A report appeared this week saying that Cruise died in a car crash. Global Associated News reports, "Actor Tom Cruise died in a single vehicle crash between Ipswich and Willowbank in Queensland as confirmed by Royal Queensland Police - April 11, 2013.

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The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT +10). Tom Cruise is believed to have been in the area while on vacation. He was identified by photo ID found at the scene. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in this accident.

The Ipswich - Willowbank connector highway is known to be one of the most dangerous stretches of road in Australia due to road quality conditions and tight curves in the road."

Since there are so many details to the accident, it may be easy to believe, but the report is fake. Global Associated News creates fakes death 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! this story was dynamically generated using a generic 'template' and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank 'non-specific' template for the purpose of entertainment."

Cruise is just fine. He's currently promoting his new movie "Oblivion."

Even though the report is false, some fans that stumbled across it thought it might be real. They took to Twitter to question and mourn the actor's death. Some examples of tweets include:

"TOM CRUISE IS DEAD?!?? I REFUSE TO BELIEVE I REFUSE"

"Is tom cruise really dead? #dead #TomCruise"

"So wait, Tom Cruise is really dead? My condolences. His movie, Oblivion, was his last. Hope it's good for his living legacy."

"Is this true?? Tom Cruise died due to car crash??? Waahhh... what a bad news... hope this isn't true...."

"RIP TOM CRUISE. I CAN'T REALLY BELIEVE IT."

Some other celebrities who became victims of a death hoax in recent months include "The Big Bang Theory actor 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

 

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