NEW YORK—Actor Will Smith is the latest black celebrity victim killed by the Internet after a story posted on FakeAWish.com gained traction around the Web and among fans on Twitter.
According to reports, Smith fell from a cliff in New Zealand; a location that’s been named in several other spoof celebrity deaths.
The “cliff” in question is Kauri Cliffs, which seems to actually be the name of a five-star resort and golf club in New Zealand that is beloved by Conde Nast Traveler. Although that hasn’t stopped it from e-killing famous people like George Clooney, Tom Cruise, and Jeff Goldblum in recent years!”
Reports of Smith’s death come at a time when another faked story claiming deceased rapper Tupac Shakur is alive and well in New Zealand recently made waves when hackers posted it on a PBS website.
Read more at the Village Voice.
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