Simon Cowell and other celebs who were reported dead while still alive

Simon Cowell death hoax confirmed to be false

Stars Insider

02/12/22 | StarsInsider


Fake news comes for everyone, especially the rich and famous. It seems like every day there's another fake story about a celebrity or public figure. However, false rumors take on new weight when it comes to celebrity deaths. Many celebs have been reported dead, when in reality they're alive and breathing.

On Dec. 1, a false news story started circulating that 'America's Got Talent' creator Simon Cowell had died. A YouTube video showed a coffin surrounded by white flowers and a large photo of Cowell on an easel beside it. Former President Bill Clinton appears to stand before the coffin in a facemask paying his respects. The video title claimed to have breaking news about the death of Simon Cowell, but of course, the media mogul and presenter is alive and well. In fact, he appeared at the yearly Royal Variety Performance in London along with a host of royals and other celebrities on the very day he was reported dead. The photo used in the video was actually photoshopped from the 2021 funeral of baseball legend Hank Aaron, which Bill Clinton did attend. 

Click on to meet the other celebs who were falsely reported dead.

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