death hoaxes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on death hoaxes


FALSE: Bela Padilla dies after being gunned down in car

Jul 07, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Padilla is alive and has been active on social media platforms. The video used for the fake claim leads to a GMA News report on a shooting incident of a different woman.

FALSE: Piolo Pascual dies in carjacking incident

Jun 29, 2020 - 12:35 PM

The video clip in the claim is from a 2015 news report on a different carjacking incident

FALSE: Dwayne Johnson dies in June 2020

Jun 26, 2020 - 9:05 AM

The celebrity is still alive. There is also no official report of Johnson’s death from BBC News, the source cited by the posts.

FALSE: Sarah Geronimo's mother Divine 'takes own life'

Feb 24, 2020 - 11:35 PM

The video for this claim in suspicious websites maliciously uses a clip from a 2014 news report about an entirely different death

9 celebrity deaths that have been proven false

Oct 29, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Gary Valenciano, Claudine Barretto, and Bamboo are still alive – don't fall for these celebrity death hoaxes!

Ian Veneracion laughs off death hoax

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:22 AM

'Kaya pala 'di ako pinapansin ng asawa ko,' Ian jokes in an Instagram post

HOAX: Kris Aquino's son Josh 'dies' of cancer

Jul 24, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Doctors have already given Joshua Aquino a clean bill of health after being confined recently due to an esophagus condition

Screenshot of a website claiming that Josh Aquino, son of actress Kris Aquino, has died

FACT CHECK: John Lloyd Cruz death hoax

Jun 16, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Suspicious websites have posted this false story

Alvin Patrimonio is not dead: PBA legend's death hoax debunked by wife

Feb 24, 2017 - 3:12 PM

The wife of the PBA legend dispelled rumors that he has died

Singapore probes hoax on Lee Kuan Yew's death

Mar 19, 2015 - 12:41 AM

The patriarch has been receiving treatment in the intensive care unit at Singapore General Hospital since February 5

No, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray isn't dead – it was a death hoax

Feb 27, 2015 - 11:32 AM

Sorry about any confusion he wrote on Twitter

HOAX. The 'death' was supposed to promote his show on Adult Swim