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Katt Williams dies in plane crash…or maybe not

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A hot rumor today has comedian, rapper, and actor Katt Williams being killed in a plane crash.

The rumor seems to have started with a viral text message saying Williams died at 4 am on November 1, 2008, and forwarded on from there.

At the time of writing, there has been no official confirmation or denial of the rumor, and his Wikipedia entry includes the line “Although no official word has been released, it seems to have been a hoax or a publicity stunt.”

Given the number of people on Yahoo Answers that are claiming to have received the text message, it sounds like a 4chan or similar stunt at this stage. We’ll update the post if we hear anything.

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30 Responses to “Katt Williams dies in plane crash…or maybe not”

  1. fgvsf

    it was a little girl name kate williams but she survived her grandfather and another passenger passed

  2. tabby

    ive recieved the same text message and was wondering whether or not to believe it!!

  3. Benji

    I got the same text at 10:58 today on Nov. 3! Thats why I looked it up

  4. Willie

    That is not a joking matter. There are too many people dying in this world to make a joke of something as serious as this. Go vote or something

  5. irritateddddddddd

    I just received the same text message. This is such bullshit. Grow up people. Kidding about death isnt funny its lame..

  6. cocoabutt

    I got a text message at 2:32pm November 3rd and i had to look it up because i didnt know if it was true or not…

  7. youngbull

    im joking it was me i just put that about dumb ass it was a joke but he's not dead

  8. qweet

    Grandfather saved girl's life in plane crash: parents

    Updated Tue. Oct. 30 2007 9:41 PM ET

    CTV.ca News Staff

    A three-year-old girl survived a plane crash near Golden, B.C. because her grandfather, who died flying the aircraft, had carefully strapped her into a child's car seat, family members said Tuesday.

    A picture dated from 2006 and released to the media shows the girl, Kate Williams, smiling broadly in a toy car as her grandfather, Allen D. Williams, stands above her.

    “Kate's grandfather Allen was an experienced pilot who took great care to ensure that her child car seat was properly secured in the plane and that she was properly buckled in that seat,'' the girl's parents, Nancy and Sheldon Williams, said in a statement.

    “Because he did that, Kate is here with us today. He saved Kate's life.”

    Rescue crews found the upside-down plane on the edge of an icy riverbank with its nose buried in snow. Kate had been hanging by her seat's straps for about five hours, but only suffered minor injuries.

    She didn't want to leave the plane without her stuffed penguin, but was concerned when she saw it was covered in snow.

    “We picked it up and I handed it to her, but she said, 'No, no, I don't want it, snow,'” said Sgt. Scott Elliston of the 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron. “I had to brush it off before she would take it. Then she was happy and clung to it.”

    Along with Williams, 65, Steven T. Sutton was also killed in the crash. Both men were from Edmonton.

    Kate was the only survivor.

    “It's a sad time for the family. But at the same time, a minor miracle has happened here,” said RCMP Sgt. Marko Shehovac.

    Williams, the CEO and founder of an engineering firm, had travelled to B.C. for a business retreat with Sutton, the company's chief financial officer.

    They were flying back to Edmonton when Williams' Cessna 172 crashed an hour after taking off from Golden around 1 p.m. local time on Sunday.

    Kate was first taken to the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary for observation, but then transported to Edmonton to be reunited with her family on Monday.

    “It is wonderful to have Kate home,” said her parents. “She's got a black eye, a bump on her head and a couple of stitches, but she's our Kate, she's here and we're grateful.”

    The family is still finalizing funeral arrangements for the girl's grandfather.

    With a report by CTV Edmonton's Serena Mah

  9. Pissed off

    It is not funny to joke about death & whoever started it needs to read a book or something to keep themselves occupied since they have nothin else to do with themselves but to start stupid rumors

  10. bre

    lol nice i looked it up just now i was like nnnooooo!!!!!!! and then ya i JUST got it wow thats just wow ill pass it on!

  11. johnny

    why would somebody say this about my boi katt williams. its not even true cause if it was true it would have been on bet that morning.

  12. brittany

    Y3A.i GoT TH3 TxT LASTNiT3,i WAS FR33KiNG OUT,BC i LOv3 WOUTCHiNG HiZ COMEDIAN SHOwS,H3 K33Ps ME CRACCING UP.BUT i DoN'T THiNK iTz TRU3,HE CAN'T DIE,iT WOULD Hv3 B33N ON TH3 N3Wz.

  13. TYRISSA

    TH!S SH!T H3R3 N!GGA TH!S SH!T H3RE N!GGA CALL3D D33F WHAT U M3AN N!GGA !M GON3 H!T !T AN DI3 NAL N!GGA NOT D3ATH N!GGA D33F U H!T TH!S 2 T!M3S U A!NT GON3 B3 H3AR!N SH!T BUT FA ALL YAL LAM3 ASS NIGGAS STOP HATIN ON MY BOI KATT WILLIAMS HE AINT DEAD SO STOP BULSHITTIN WIT YO SELF OK PIMPIN ONE LUV

  14. Ivonah

    I'v gotten that same denial message at 5:35 in the afternoon on Nov.2. saying that katt wiliams died of a plane crash, that was somthing that i couldn't beleive because that something at least the radio would talk about.

  15. BRANDI

    I DONT REALLY THINK HE DIED BECAUSE I WENT TO OTHER SITES THAT SHOWS NEWS AND IT SAYS NOTHING ABOUT HIS DEATH WHEN I SEARCH FOR IT…
    -ANONOMOUS

  16. ShayWood

    probably a joke he pulled himself! DAYUM KATT U HAVE ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO LOVE YO DAYUM ASS CUZ THEY RESPONDED TOO DAYUM QUICK!

  17. deron

    katt williams aint dead this is just a rumor i dont beleive he is really dead.but if he did die it would' be in plane crash.