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Is ‘Magnum, P.I.’ Star Tom Selleck Dead At 77?

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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.

Tom Selleck - Wikimedia Commons
Tom Selleck – Wikimedia Commons

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.”

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.

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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7 Comments

  1. I think that is not funny at all and how would they feel if it was their family that was put on Facebook like that they would get mad at all of them

  2. When I first saw those words I started to cry and then I saw the truth and I was relieved.
    People need to stop say things that could adversely effect others.

  3. That is absolutely disgusting, they need to get rid of all social media it’s nothing but trash and people have made it that way. That is horrible to post about someone dying and it is not true. How would they feel if someone told them their mom or dad or other family members were dead. I can promise you they won’t like it and be upset when they found out it wasn’t true. People have no RESPECT.

  4. I would be verifying any news about what you read from the internet. if it’s not on a news on TV then I’m not going to believe it. Karma works in mysterious ways. The one that started the rumor will get theirs someday. And it will be bad for them. Their car might break down and it cost them a lot or anything could happen.

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