Retired actor Gene Hackman is not dead. A death-hoax Facebook page and a misleading tweet or post from Dylan McDermott help spread the hoax, which claims that the 84-year-old Oscar-winner is dead. The hoax reached over a million people on social networking websites. The actor is alive and the death-hoax Facebook page has been removed. Also, Dylan McDermott removed his tweet or post after he realised that the news of Gene Hackman's death was a hoax.
He then posted the following:
"I guess Gene Hackman's death was celebrity hoax. Please have too much damn time on their hands..."
The Gene Hackman Death Hoax
"At about 11 a.m ET on Monday (January 26, 2015) our beloved actor Gene Hackman passed away.
He will be missed but no forgotten. Please sohw your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page."
Whenever something dramatic or depressing like the death of someone is posted on social networking or satire news websites please verify it with a reputable news website before posting, sharing, commenting or liking.
This celebrity death hoax is similar to the Celine Dion, Will Smith,Shaggy, Rapper Eminem, Jackie Chan, Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus and Angelina Jolie hoaxes.