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.”
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.
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.
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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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Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.