No, Michael Jordan is not dead, no matter what you may have read on the internet.
Over the weekend, a viral report spread across social media claiming that the NBA legend and cultural icon had been found dead. The death hoax took the form of a news story from a site called Viral Mugshot. The report, which was complete with spelling and grammatical errors, claimed that Michael Jordan was found dead in his home. The report claims that Jordan suffered a heart attack and was found by his wife, who called 911.
Many people who saw the link correctly assessed that it was just a hoax, especially given the sensational nature of the website. Another story on Viral Mugshot claimed that Donald Trump had been officially declared the leader of the Illuminati, which conspiracy theorists believe is a secret society that is behind everything from the world economy to the Grammy Awards.
Many noted that a low-tier site filled with clickbait news would likely never be the one to break a major story like the death of Michael Jordan.