Celebrity death hoaxes alive and well, as are Freeman, Danza and Kenny9/11/2012
Actors Morgan Freeman, Tony Danza, and Tom Kenny are not dead. A Facebook page claiming actor Freeman had shuffled off garnered an epic 842,000 "likes" in the hours before his "people" put the press straight. Meanwhile, Tony Danza is also alive and well, contrary to reports he'd fallen off a cliff. He's soon to release a book detailing his experiences as a teacher for reality show "Teach: Tony Danza," so maybe after a year in the public system, he just wishes he were dead. The third victim of today's flurry of hoaxes is Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants. A memorial tweetpic had been gathering steam since Sunday. Kenny today assured fans he's still kicking on his Facebook page, but not before the image had been retweeted some 7,000 times. [Sources: Reuters, NY Daily News, lalate]
Why do people start up these hoaxes?