Why is ‘Jamie Foxx Dead’ trending?

JAMIE Foxx is a popular movie star with millions of devoted fans around the world.

So you can imagine her surprise when rumors of the actor’s death surfaced online.

Jamie Foxx was the subject of a vicious death scam

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Jamie Foxx was the subject of a vicious death scamPhoto credit: Getty

Why is ‘Jamie Foxx Dead’ trending?

On September 18, 2022, a Facebook post said: “Jamie Foxx had been shot.”

Fans around the world were shocked by the news and immediately began paying tribute to the actor.

The post read: “On Sunday (September 18, 2022) at approximately 11am ET our beloved actor Jamie Foxx passed away.

“Jamie Foxx was born on December 13, 1967 in Terrell. He will be missed but not forgotten.

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“Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting and liking this page.”

However, this post was a death hoax, and none of it was even true.

Where did the rumors start?

The rumors started with a clickbait post captioned that Jamie had passed away.

However, the exact source of this fake post is unknown.

This kind of malicious rumors are common when certain social media users share untrue messages or edited photos to get interactions with their posts.

Unfortunately, this then leads to misinformation being spread on the platform.

Fans are advised to report this post if they see it on Facebook or Twitter.

Has Jamie Foxx commented on the rumours?

On September 19, 2022, Jamie’s rep officially announced that the actor is alive and well.

They confirmed it was an internet death scam.

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On Jamie’s official page, they wrote: “He joins the long list of celebrities who have fallen victim to this hoax.

“He’s alive and well, stop believing what you see on the internet.”

https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/6267716/jamie-foxx-dead-trending-why/ Why is ‘Jamie Foxx Dead’ trending?

Aila Slisco

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