Jerry Springer is dead on Twitter, but, in real-life, the legendary chat show host is still with us.
It seems Jerry Springer’s death is the latest product of hoax website Global Associated News, which seems to operate on the business model of writing up semi-realistic news stories of the deaths of big-name celebs with a tiny disclaimer at the bottom that the story is total fiction.
The Jerry Springer death hoax is only the latest to light up Twitter as it seems that there are an endless number of Twitter users to fall for the real-looking news stories claiming that Eddie Murphy, 50 Cent, or Jerry Springer are dead.
According to the hoax news site, Jerry Springer died in a rollover car crash on September 7. The site claims:
“Jerry Springer died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident and was identified by photo ID found on his body. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in this accident … Highway Safety Investigators have told reporters that Jerry Springer lost control while driving a friend’s vehicle on Interstate 80 and rolled the vehicle several times killing him instantly.”
The spurious story of Springer’s death continues:
“Toxicology tests will be performed to determine whether he was driving under the influence, however initial findings indicate that durgs [sic] or alcohol did not contribute in any way to this accident as it was more likely to been caused by road conditions … Memorial services for Jerry Springer have not yet been announced. The service is expected to be a closed casket funeral due to the severe head trauma.”
If the typos weren’t enough to convince you that Jerry Springer isn’t dead, note that this story (and the ones to inevitably follow) was not picked up by Inquisitr, CNN, TMZ, or any other reputable sites. Have you ever been tricked by a celebrity death hoax?