No need to worry Adam Sandler fans, the comedian is still alive and well!
If you have been to any social media site recently, you’ve likely seen people bidding farewell to the 50 First Dates actor. The rumor was that he had taken his own life in the privacy of his own home at noon on Monday.
So who created the elaborate lie? It has been traced back to a hoax website called Linkbeef. But the fake report was so detailed that it convinced some fans it was true. The site announced that Sandler had been struggling with depression and that Marin County Police had found his body at his home. The website reported:
“Sandler had recently returned to a rehabilitation centre to ‘fine-tune’ his sobriety, the Los Angeles Times reported in July. The local Sheriff’s office said Sandler was found unconscious and not breathing at his home near Tiburon, north of San Francisco. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made,’ police said in a statement.”
There was even a made up statement from Sandler’s wife, Jackie! It read:
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.”
Well that heartbreak bled over to some of his gullible fans. Twitter was buzzing with people mourning the loss of The Water Boy actor.
What the hell…. Adam sander is dead? Is this real or a rumor bc I'm bout to legit cry..? #AdamSandler
— lintonBEAR (@LintonTravis) September 30, 2015
I thought Adam sandler was dead?
— Michael Bergin (@MichaelBergin9) September 29, 2015
Adam sandler can't be dead ? he's my favourite actor ?
— lashey (@_lcarroll_) September 29, 2015
Well Adam, we’re glad you are okay and ready to celebrate the success of Hotel Transylvania 2!