Is Tom Selleck, known best for his role as private investigator Thomas Magnum in the TV series Magnum, P.I. dead at the age of 77?
The year 2022 has been rough for celebrities as most days the Internet agrees it feels as though they’ve been “dropping like flies.” For a large chunk of 2022, the phrase “dies suddenly” has trended on multiple social media platforms (and in some cases Google). So, the Internet hasn’t been too skeptical any time a new death headline surfaced that it might be a hoax.
At the age of 77, it wouldn’t be unfounded if Tom Selleck was dead. So, has this five-time Emmy Award nominee passed away? Or, has he become the victim of a death hoax? Keep reading for the truth.
Celebrity death hoaxes: A current trend on TikTok
Turns out, a lot of celebrities are dead if you spend any time on TikTok. There is a trend going around right now that involves recording yourself telling a loved one that a favorite celebrity of theirs has passed away. The point of the trend is to capture how someone reacts to the news. While many people find the trend hilarious as it continues to move forward, some find it cruel and don’t think it is something people should be joking about.
Is Tom Selleck dead at 77?
Is Tom Selleck the victim of a celebrity hoax or is he actually dead at the age of 77? According to Snopes, fans of this actor have nothing to worry about. He was, in fact, the victim of a death hoax.
The outlet reports: “We found no news reports that described the 77-year-old actor as being in poor health, hospitalized, dying, or already being dead.”
It's funny how dummies on the left talk about disinformation. You put out a bullshit story that Tom Selleck is dead without ever verifying it. Sort of like the dirty dossier and still think you are credible! Bullshit!!
— Lonnie Walker 🇺🇸 (@Lonnie_Walker) December 27, 2022
As far as Snopes could tell, there was no cause for concern regarding the actor’s health. The outlet goes on to reveal a few Facebook pages started the death hoax sharing a picture of Tom and reporting his death as “sad news.”
Over the past few days, many fans of Tom Selleck have taken to social media platforms to express their relief in learning the TV star was not actually dead.
I wanted to tell my parents Tom selleck was dead for that Tiktok trend but they would’ve canceled Christmas for real
— Amy Wilson (@AimeeWi67575437) December 27, 2022
Why do you think people feel the need to start death hoax rumors about celebrities? Were you worried Tom Selleck was dead? Let us know in the comments down below.
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