It's hard to trust anything you initially read on the internet. With misinformation playing such a huge role in various social media campaigns, outlets not fact-checking reports thoroughly enough, and people jumping to share salacious headlines and offer up their personal opinions on them at every turn, it's easy for rumors to spread like wildfire and be accepted as truth. Which is exactly what happened surrounding the supposed "death" of Korie Koker from Counting Cars.
The death of Korie Koker was just a rumor. Here's what really happened to the 'Counting Cars' star.
In 2018, there was some chatter on the internet that Korie Koker had died in a car accident. It didn't take long before people began spreading this rumor as fact. Reportedly, there was someone by the name of Korie Koker who did indeed tragically perish in a car accident, and as unique as the reality TV personality's name is, it turns out that it was another Korie who died in an automobile wreck. But not her.
Korie is indeed alive and well, and continues to thrive with her husband, Danny, in businesses that they now own. However, her career trajectory was on a way different path than where she ended up today. She obtained a BA in broadcasting and managed to work her way up to a respectable position as a production coordinator for a local TV station.
One of her other passions was rock music and singing and although she was a part of various bands throughout her life, none of them really "took off," but that didn't curb her desire to blend her love of rock with business.
She eventually opened up a rock-themed restaurant and bar with her significant other, Danny, called Count's Vamp'd Rock Bar and Grill. As the venue's entertainment director, she seeks out and coordinates who will be playing at the venue, booking various music acts to perform there. She's also the co-owner of Count's Tattoo Company, and helps to manage that alongside Danny, who spends a lot of his time filming for Counting Cars and running his customs shop.
There's a reason why you don't see Korie much on 'Counting Cars.'
While CC fan are familiar with Korie because they follow Danny on social media and read up on his personal life, it doesn't seem like she's appeared on the series too much or is even really concerned with spending too much time on camera at Count's Kustoms. That's mainly because she's got her hands full at Vamp'd. She even labels herself on her Instagram profile as an entertainment director at the bar and grill, showing that that is her job, first and foremost.
She isn't super active on social media, either, electing to instead promote her business instead of striking yoga poses on the beach or sharing inspirational quotes about how to thrive in relationships or unleashing your inner greatness.
And while she doesn't give off the image of a gear-head or car-obsessed individual, she does give credit where credit is due and is quick to show off some of the cool work Danny does. Or share an Instagram pic of her feet up on the dash of a classic Lincoln Continental.
You can catch new episodes of Counting Cars on the History Channel at 9 p.m. ET, Wednesdays.