Chris Tucker : Latest Celeb Killed In Death Hoax! – Tech ARP
Find out why Chris Tucker went viral on social media, and became the latest celebrity to get killed in a death hoax!
Chris Tucker went viral on social media over the weekend, after people started posting that he just died on the way to the hospital.
It apparently started when a Facebook page called R.I.P. Chris Tucker was created on Friday, September 30, 2022, harvesting over a million page likes with this viral message:
At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (September 30, 2022), our beloved actor Chris Tucker passed away. Chris Tucker was born on August 31, 1972 in Atlanta. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.
In addition, YouTube creators created videos claiming that the 5th Element and Rush Hour star just died on the way to the hospital.
This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS on Facebook and YouTube that was created to harvest Likes and video views, and here are there reasons why…
Fact #1 : No Announcement By His Agent
Chris Tucker signed with ICM Partners in April 2021, to represent him in all areas. If he died, ICM Partners would definitely issue a public statement.
Despite claims that they issued a statement on 1 October 2022, there was no such statement. Neither did his long-time manager Tracy Kramer issue any statement about his death.
Fact #2 : Jamia Tucker Did Not Mention His Death
If Chris Tucker really died, you would have expected his family members to post about it.
His niece, singer Jamia Tucker, for example shared an audition for THE WIZ, but never mentioned that her uncle died.
Fact #3 : Chris Tucker Is Currently Filming + Touring
Chris Tucker joined the cast of an upcoming movie about Nike’s pursuit of Michael Jordan for his iconic shoe deal sometime in June 2022.
In addition, he is also touring the United States for live stand-up comedy shows :
If he had actually died, the movie production would have to stop, and his live shows would have to be cancelled, with producers for both efforts issuing their own press releases.
Yet neither have happened – production of the Nike movie appears to continue as normal, and there has been no cancellation of any of Chris Tucker’s live shows.
Fact #3 : No Mention In Mainstream Media
The mainstream media has prepared obituaries for celebrities, and would be amongst the first to break the story.
Yet, not a single newspaper or news network like CNN / BBC, not even celebrity blogs like TMZ, broke the story that Chris Tucker died?
That’s because it never happened – Chris Tucker is very much still alive, and well.
Fact #4 : Chris Tucker Death Videos Offer No Evidence
The videos purportedly showing Chris Tucker dead, or bring driven to the hospital, are all fake.
They do not show him dying or dead. They also offer no evidence that he is actually dead.
Their creators just made up the story to generate views, for the ad money.
Fact #5 : This Is Just Another Example Of Celebrity Fake News
This is yet another example of fake news created by rumour and fake news blogs to drive traffic and increase page views for ad money. Here are examples of other celebrity fake news that we debunked earlier:
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