Fake Internet stories claim Jeff Goldblum, Harrison Ford to be dead

June 26th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Michael Jackson New York, June 26 (ANI): While news websites are constantly running stories of Michael Jackson’s and Farrah Fawcett’s death, internet pranksters have posted fake stories of the deaths of two more celebrities on the same day-’Jurassic Park’ actor Jeff Goldblum and ‘Indiana Jones’ star Harrison Ford.

However, the rumours of Goldblum and Ford’s untimely deaths actually turned out to be false, and were found to be well-known Internet pranks that once made similar claims of Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise.

“Reports that Jeff Goldblum has passed away are completely untrue. He is fine and in Los Angeles,” the New York Daily News quoted the actor’s publicist as saying in a statement Thursday night.

Snopes.com has reported that these stories are automatically generated with fake scenarios via prank websites, where users simply plug in any name - which in this case were Goldblum and Ford.

The fake stories suggested that Goldblum fell to his death while filming a movie in New Zealand.

On the other hand, Internet goons falsely claimed that Ford disappeared while on a boat in the French Riviera. (ANI)

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