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Could it be true? The Brad Pitt dead news after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce?
Was he extremely depressed and devastated that he decided to end his life?
On Monday, the 41-year-old “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” star filed for the dissolution of her marriage with the 52-year-old “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” actor, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason.
While divorce rumors were haunting their relationship for a number of months, many of their fans appeared to be in shock upon knowing the news.
What made it even more shocking was the report which claimed that Brad Pitt allegedly committed suicide after learning that Angelina Jolie already filed a divorce for him.
A video, which was initially released on Tuesday, got the attention of many internet users when it carried the headline, “FOX BREAKING NEWS: BRAD PITT Found dead (SUICIDE).” To make the story look even more credible, it used the official logo of the respected media outlet.
Later on, another “breaking news” appeared, but it allegedly came from NBC News this time.
“NBC BREAKING NEWS: BRAD PITT Found dead after the Divorce with his ex Wife Angelina Jolie (PROVEN SUICIDE),” its headline read.
However, the allegation was denied by Snopes.
“This message was a malicious hoax aimed at stealing personal information from Facebook profiles,” Snopes said about the report.
Accordingly, clicking the video will lead you to an app’s site which will collect personal data.
Those who tried to get more details about the supposed suicide, clicked the video which redirected them to the URL of the fake news.
“Brad Pitt, 52, a multiawarded American actor and husband of Angelina Jolie, 41, shot himself in the head at a shooting range on Sunday,” the hoax report said after alleging that the actor is now dead. “He was under significant stress because the couple ‘were going through a divorce and he had a history of depression’, sources have said.”
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