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A Fake Facebook Report Is Circulating Claiming Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Is Dead


Attention, unsuspecting Facebook users, “The Rock” is not dead. Actor Dwayne Johnson fell victim to a viral death hoax news story claiming the 47-year-old actor passed away after a stunt went wrong.  

The social media post tricked Facebook users into thinking the Jumanji star died when a fake BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) headline read: “BBC: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Dies at 47 after a terrible stunt attempted failed.” 

Once Facebook users clicked on the link, it led to a hoax website. Basically, don’t believe everything you read on social media …  

Social media reacts to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s death hoax reports.

It’s not uncommon for celebrities to become targets for fake news posts declaring their untimely passing. After a report circulated that the former WWE star had tragically died after a failed stunt attempt, fans took to social media to react to the fake news.