Will Smith: Not Dead

Categories: Hoaxes, Will Smith

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He can hear you spreading those rumors, you know.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the fake stories about celebrity mortality spectrum, Will Smith has been killed by the Internet--specifically by a story from FakeAWish.com that claimed the former Fresh Prince had fallen to his death from a cliff in New Zealand and was circulated far and wide on Twitter, where phony stories like this one can blossom like a million 140-character weeds. He's alive, though. Oh, and there's a funny part! (Aside from the New Zealand coincidence between this item and the Tupac one, which probably speaks to the fact that the people perpetrating these hoaxes are huge nerds for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.)

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! Given that this hoax happened pretty much right at the beginning of the Internet's summer, I'm going to posit that Smith won't be the last celebrity killed by the death-obsessed hordes of bored people on their computers over the next few months, or even the next few days.

* I'm always loath to believe Wikianything as a source, but there's no picture of "Kauri Cliffs" in the Cliffs Of New Zealand gallery and Wikipedia's only citations of the place involve references to golf courses. Also, in case you were wondering, "kauri" is a really, really old wood.

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chey-chey1991
chey-chey1991

Is will smith dead or alive because I've just been told he died in New Zealand early hours this morning

G hambrick
G hambrick

so glad Will's alive love almost every thing he's done. the people that did this pissants

Christy Borden
Christy Borden

that nothen to joke about he has a lot of fans that love him u could got us all of us upset

Fay_rogers
Fay_rogers

That's a Damn shame that people have nothing better to do then post stupid shit.

Kattery08
Kattery08

This is super cool. If you want to see what people are tweeting about Will Smith, go to Wishbone and it will show you the most common tweets about her, displayed in a visual graph. Take a look at http://labs.windward.net/searc...

Www Babyluv19
Www Babyluv19

Ppl arr do dumb

Nico
Nico

If will smith died! U wouldn't have to look it up, it would be nation wide....;)

prince j,a afegbua
prince j,a afegbua

will smith canot die now. i no cos whn i hard the story i was lyk it not true tin whn i fined out that yes he was re life thnk God i love u man keep on your good work.

Sheyeraxon Jordan
Sheyeraxon Jordan

wow  when i 1st found out i wuz scared like omg Lol i was about to say like i wonder what his kids and his wife say on the next BET awareds

Marnia66
Marnia66

You won't find a picture of Kauri Cliffs under cliffs If New Zealand because it isn't a cliff as such. It's a 5 star golf resort in the north of the North Island

Matthe Walter
Matthe Walter

In addition to the potential starring role in Django Unchained, he is also currently shooting Men In Black IIIand planning to begin working on a sci-fi project with the directors of The Matrix, according to a report in NY Daily News.      http://bit.ly/jLlFrG

Sexeylips
Sexeylips

THANK GOD WILL SMITH IS ALIVE YAPPEE

2mashaa
2mashaa

WHO DO WE BELIVE NOW?

maura
maura

trust no one

lali louis
lali louis

will smith dead or not dead?

Thetruth
Thetruth

on the bottom of the site with the fake report this is posted:about this web site. this story was dynamically generated using a generic 'template' and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank 'non-specific' template for the purpose of entertainment. For sub-domain info and additional use restrictions: FakeAWish.com Copyright © 2009 FakeAWish.com All rights reserved.

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