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Fake News: Rob Kardashian NOT Dead At Age 30, Did NOT Hang Himself In Calabasas, California Home

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:18:58 Z)

Fake news website ActionNews3 posted a death hoax article on or about August 18th 2017 about Rob Kardashian titled "ROB KARDASHIAN DEAD AT AGE 30: HANGS HIMSELF IN CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA HOME". It opened:

Rob Kardashian allegedly hanged himself from the ceiling fan at his home $2.3 million home in Calabasas, California this morning. Before committing suicide, he allegedly sent a WhatsApp message to his friends and family.

Suicide note

A suicide note was recovered by the police. Rob Kardashian, who was recently in the news over a sex video scandal concerning his ex-fiancé, wrote in the note that he "couldn't handle the depression of his life anymore." Rob went on to write about his ex-fiancé Blac Chyna and the embarrassment she brought into his life, describing it as "extremely insulting."


The entire article is not true. No other media outlets have reported on the story and Rob Kardashian's Twitter account has been active days after the supposed suicide.

ActionNews3 is a fake news website that is part of a network of similar sites posting false stories all hosted on the same IP address ( Notorious hoax sites in the network seem to include:

  • actionnews3.com
  • news4ktla.com
  • now8news.com
  • theracketreport.com

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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