Brad Pitt is reportedly dead. The actor, who just separated with his wife Angelina Jolie and six kids, was reportedly found dead in a shooting range. Early examination revealed that the actor took his own life, presumably because of depression, triggered by the divorce.
At least, that is what the new viral post circling in Facebook says.
Brad Pitt dead! While the story does not seem far-fetched, considering the facts of divorce and separation are all true, we can be sure that this, like other posts on Facebook about celebrity deaths, is a hoax. Even his estranged wife was a victim recently.
“Angelina Jolie dead” trended for a while and many who read the headline and believed it true speculated it was because she and Brad Pitt were having some marital troubles. The latter proved true and the former? A bad joke that won’t vanish as the post is still there, circling around looking for gullible victims.
The viral post seems like it was from FOX too, since the FB handle is “FOX Breaking News.” But then, other death hoaxes of late were from CNN Breaking News. If people are not wiser by now, many will certainly fall victim to this.
According to Snopes, it is just impossible for Brad Pitt to die in a shooting range suicide. Instead, the link, is once more a malicious link whereby the user who unknowingly clicked on it may have their personal information stolen. Clicking the link leads to a permission request from the said Fox News app to access the users’ profile.
If you happen to be one who chanced upon this link, close your tab! Brad Pitt is alive — dying inside possibly — but still kicking and breathing.
By the way, Brad Pitt already gave his statement about the divorce. While it hinted that he was saddened by it all, nowhere can anyone see that he is depressed. All he cares about is for the divorce not to hurt his children. He will not commit suicide if he loves them that much.