Michael J. Fox Isn’t Dead: Actor Is the Latest Star Targeted in Online Death Hoax

Even though a fake news website would have people believe otherwise, Michael J. Fox is still alive. The 57-year-old actor was the latest celebrity to be the subject of a death hoax over the weekend.

Celebrity Health Scares

A website that said it was Yahoo! News and posted an article on Saturday, August 4, said that the former Back to the Future star had died of pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease. The article says that Fox died at 11:24 this morning. “Doctors said Fox died peacefully, with friends and family around him.”

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Michael j. fox dead

Snopes, a website that checks facts, quickly said that the article was false: “This report was false. The Michael J. Fox Foundation and other reliable news sources have not reported or said anything about the actor’s supposed death. The only place that said Fox had died was yahoo news-us.com, a fake news site that looks and sounds like the real Yahoo! News site.

In fact, Fox has been living with Parkinson’s since 1991, when he was 29 and was told he had it. He told the public in 1998 that he had Parkinson’s disease, and since then he has been a strong supporter of research into the disease.

Celebrity Activists

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Michael J. Fox, who has four kids with his wife Tracy Pollan, is still busy in Hollywood, even though he is an activist. He has played a guest role in 26 episodes of The Good Wife and five episodes of Designated Survivor. From 2013 to 2014, he also played the lead role in The Michael J. Fox Show, a sitcom about a man with Parkinson’s who goes back to work.

’80s Stars: Then And Now

Queen Elizabeth II, Britney Spears, and Henry Cavill have all been the target of death hoaxes in recent years, along with the two-time Emmy winner.

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