'Hillary Clinton Death' Hoax: ABC News 'Reported' She Died After Suffering ‘Medical Episode’ At 9/11 Ceremony [Video]

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Hoax reports by multiple right-wing conspiracy theory blogs that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has died went viral online late last night (September 12), with the search terms "Hillary Clinton Death" rising briefly on Google Trends. According to the hoax reports, Clinton's death was announced on WABC-TV Channel 7's Eyewitness News at 11 p.m. EST on September 11, with anchorman Joe Torre allegedly saying, "More on Hillary Clinton's death."

An alleged recording of the ABC News segment showing Joe Torre saying "more on Hillary Death" was uploaded to several YouTube channels on September 12. The Alex Jones YouTube channel also uploaded a copy of the suspiciously poor quality clip late on September 12, and it went viral immediately.

Infowars said its reporter Own Shroyer contacted ABC News about the unlikely video clip, but the news station apparently ignored the inquiry.

"Was this a prank in the office, a mistake made by someone on the teleprompter, or perhaps a report that wasn't yet supposed to be released?"

According to the blog, "Based on rogue reports, it is now our understanding that Hillary Rodham Clinton may in fact be dead."

The website's right-wing readers were clearly delighted about the supposed news that Clinton had died in a "local hospital."

The blog claimed that Clinton died on September 11 after she left Ground Zero, but the Clinton campaign was concealing the information. The blog also claimed it was a "body double" that was seen leaving Chelsea's East 26th apartment in New York a few hours later.

"Did Hillary die after leaving the 9-11 Ceremony in New York... and the information is being concealed?"

According to the blog Earn the Necklace, anchorman Joe Torre "wrongly reported" that Clinton had died during WABC-TV Channel 7 New York's Eyewitness News broadcast.

The hoax reports sparked searches on Google for news about the Democratic presidential candidate's alleged death, with the terms "Hillary Clinton death" surging briefly on Google Trends. Several social media users uploaded the alleged recording of the news segment that appeared to show Torre talking about the death of the former secretary of state.

Remonstrations that the report was false sparked an immediate backlash, with conspiracy theory allegations that the Clinton campaign was hiding information about the death of the presidential candidate.

The Inquisitr reported that Clinton left the memorial ceremony abruptly at about 9:30 a.m. after feeling weak and that she stumbled, her knees buckled, and she appeared to faint as aides led her into a van.

Footage uploaded to Twitter showing Clinton stumbling and appearing to slump as she was led into a van went viral online and reignited old conspiracy theory rumors about her health.

However, Clinton kept the diagnosis secret, choosing to tell only family and close aides, the Hill reports. She reportedly kept the news private out of fear that it could be exploited by her political opponents.

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