Must be a slow week when we have multiple fake celebrity deaths, and following on from yesterday’s reports that Matt Damon is dead is a new one that claims Shawn Johnson is dead.
The Shawn Johnson is dead rumors though, unlike the Matt Damon rumors have some history: The Onion created a fake news story back in June this year claiming that Johnson was dead, and it seems this time round that it could just be a case of the same story doing the rounds, without the context of The Onion being thrown into the mix.
That Onion report claimed among other things that Shawn Johnson was like a racehorse and that her parents decided to put her down after she suffered a knee injury. Her parents and fans didn’t see the humor at the time, as I’m sure they won’t be seeing any humor in today’s reports.
We can say categorically that Shawn Johnson is not dead. The original Onion piece as follows: