The news spread of Steve Martin’s death earlier this week.
Not to worry though, he is alive and kicking, It was confirmed as a complete hoax that was spread on Facebook. Last Wednesday the rumour was spread when a ‘R.I.P. Steve Martin’ Facebook page received over one million of ‘likes’.
The about section of the page read:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (May 24, 2017), our beloved actor Steve Martin passed away. Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
On Thursday (May 25) the actor’s reps officially confirmed that Steve Martin is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (68%) of respondents think those Steve Martin death rumors are not funny anymore.