Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Trending News

Will Smith Dead? Internet Hoax Claims Actor Died...Again

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jan 19, 2014 11:50 PM EST

Text Size: A A A

Will Smith
Will Smith is dead. At least that's what the Internet is saying. However the "Fresh Prince" actor didn't die. He's just the victim of an Internet death hoax. Smith is fine.(Photo : Flickr)

Will Smith is dead. At least that's what the Internet is saying. However the "Fresh Prince" actor didn't die. He's just the victim of an Internet death hoax again. Smith is fine.

Rumors started swirling this week that Smith died while filming a new movie. A report by Global Associated News says "Actor Will Smith died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning - January 19, 2014. Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available.
The accident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT +12)."

Share This Story

Even though the report seems like it could be real since Smith is an actor, it's not. Global Associated News creates fake news reports from a generator. A note 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."

Another hoax going around claims that he died in surgery. This is also a lie.

Smith is fine. He's currently filming a movie called "Focus" but he did not fall off a cliff while filming it. He's also set to appear on the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon soon.

Despite the rumor being nothing more than a rumor, some fans who came across the report have taken to Twitter to question and mourn the death of the actor.
Some examples of tweets include:

"I hope Will Smith is not really dead"

"Is Will Smith really dead!?!?"

"I can't believe Will Smith died"



© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

Survive Long Flights

Tips for Surviving a Long Flight

Not all whole deal flights must be hopeless. Here are 10 tips for counteracting tiredness, dehydration, deep vein thrombosis and lack of sleep so you can certainly say "I got this" whenever you are detained in a metal tube for a whole waking day of your life.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centers

Trips to Take Before Your Kid Turns 10

Kids are the unspoiled explorers, although they may not seem so at first look. They’re more susceptible to destructions and jet lag, but they see the world with pure wonder, an ability which many of us have let gap over time. So take them to these wonderful places before they reach the age of 10.


Travel Tips from Experienced Travellers

Learn the best travel tips from people who have spent most of their lives exploring the beauty of the world.

Holiday Travel

Tips for a Better Holiday Trip

It's that season of the year again. While many of us can't seem to see past Halloween, we should be aware of the holiday season and its expanding travel costs. Look at these simple guidelines to save your money on your travel this season.

Tips for Travel Solo

Tips for Travelling Solo

Greater number of individuals are currently single than at whatever other time in history. However, that's not the only reason why individuals are going on a trip all alone.

Subscribe to our newsletter

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

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter