American TV personality Jimmy Fallon is dead according to the rumor going viral on social media platforms. However, is Jimmy Fallon actually dead or alive? Find out here as we debunk the latest celebrity death hoax making rounds on the internet.
RipJimmyFallon is among the top trends on Twitter right now as people have jumped on the ship without verifying if Jimmy Fallon has passed away or not. This has led to more and more people making a fool out of themselves.
Is Jimmy Fallon dead?
NO. Jimmy Fallon is not dead. He is alive and doing well at his residence right now. Nothing has happened to The Tonight Show host as mentioned in the rumors claiming that he passed away suddenly.
Rumors about his death started floating on the web on Monday, November 14, 2022, after many people fell for a fake Tweet. However, the rumors are fake and Jimmy Fallon is absolutely safe. He is not dead.
Why is #RIPJimmyFallon trending on Twitter?
RIPJimmyFallon is trending on Twitter as someone fooled a large number of people with a viral rumor that Jimmy Fallon is dead. The fake news has been spreading since Monday and reached at peak right now.
On seeing the large number of tweets paying respect to Fallon, many Internet users believed that he actually passed away and joined the tributes. This turned into a chain reaction and #RIPJimmyFallon started trending on Twitter.
How did the Rumors about Jimmy Fallon’s Death Started?
The rumors about the death of Jimmy Fallon started after a fake tweet was made with a picture of the TV star and his dog with the following caption: “It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of the late night legend, husband, and father of two, Jimmy Fallon. 1923-2022.”
This led to thousands of users tweeting wishes and prayers for the American TV personality. Many of those users even carried a Blue tick. This further made other people believe that Fallon has actually died suddenly.
Fortunately, the rumor was completely fake. Fallon showed up on The Tonight Show after the rumor got viral and even urged Elon Musk to remove the hashtag #RIPJimmyFallon.
Debunking the Death Hoax of Jimmy Fallon
Even without Jimmy Fallon confirming that he hasn’t died, yet, it was simple to point out that the rumors claiming he was dead were fake.
The viral post mentioned the wrong year of birth for the comedian. It said that Fallon was born in 1923 but he was actually born in 1974. Fallon is 48 years old but the fake post mentioned his age as 99.
Another thing was that Fallon is a massive name on American television. If God forbid, the news was real, someone from his representatives would come forward to announce the news and not a parody account.
Hence, we had already realized that the news was not real and just a prank. If you see any such posts on the web, don’t forget to report them.