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Fake News: Actor Kevin Chamberlin Did NOT Pass Away Due To Cardiac Arrest

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:21:46 Z)

Did actor Kevin Chamberlin pass away following a cardiac arrest? No, that's not true: rumors of his death are circulating on social media but he took to twitter himself to reassure everyone he did not die.

A post has been circulating in the form of an image with following text:

R.I.P.

kevin chamberlin, also known as a TV actor has unfortunately PASSES away in this present... his cause of DEATH was in his sleep due to cardia carrest. another amazing disney comedian has lost been lost, but will never be forgotten their will be a ceremony in washington, the date is not going to get publicly announced until further noticed.

An example of the image can be seen in this Instagram post (archived here):

Screenshot of https://www.instagram.com/p/Byrg9GRHFzK

This is the image in question:

kevinchamberlin.jpg

If the many spelling and grammar mistakes didn't tip you off the message did not come from any real news outlet then here is Kevin Chamberlin himself denying rumors of his own demise:

When seeing posts about celebrity deaths on social media, always check major news sites first to confirm before sharing! You might end up saving fans a lot of grief.

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.

Read more about or contact Maarten Schenk

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