On Tuesday one of the famous blogs reported that veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has met with a fatal accident and that the actor was pronounced dead on spot. Ever since the rumor has spread like wildfire.
“Amitabh Bachchan died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident,” the blog post read.
The blog also went on to report about the funeral of the actor.
“Memorial services for Amitabh Bachchan have not yet been announced. The service is expected to be a closed casket funeral due to the severe head trauma. Additional details and information will be forthcoming as they become available,” it read.
This news has enraged Big B fans, who have taken to twitter to let their displeasure be known.
This isn’t the first time that a celebrity death was falsely reported on social networking sites.
Just a few days ago there were reports that veteran actor Rajesh Khanna had passed away. Akshay Kumar, son in law of the actor, responded to the news with disgust.
“All those spreading rumors, a humble request, get your facts right before reporting. And for those genuinely concerned and inquiring about my father in-law's health, he is doing fine now and on the road to recovery. Thank you for your good wishes,” Akshay Kumar tweeted.
Similar had happened with singer Lata Mangeshkar, who also took to twitter to clarify the rumors.
“Namaskar. Please don't believe any rumors which are doing the rounds about my health and well-being. All is well, by the grace of god,” Lata Mangeshkar had tweeted.
In September 2011, news of Dilip Kumar’s death started doing rounds. His wife and actress Saira Banu issued a public statement clarifying that the actor is in good health and in high spirits.
Even actor Rajinikanth’s death reports were doing round last year. Later the actor said that he was alive and kicking.