The things that happen on the internet…
In a sign of the increased intrigue in the lives of the rich, famous, glamorous and now heart broken, reports have surfaced revealing that Robert Pattinson has now become the victim of hoaxes purporting the actor is dead.
fashionnstyle: The chain of death rumors began when a message was posted on Twitter and Facebook, alleging that Pattinson died in a car accident.
““Very sad news, especially for all the Twilight fans, Robert Pattinson died in a single car accident on route 80 between Morris-ville and Roswell,” the post reads.
“Friends and family are mourning the loss of a loved one,” it added.
Then a fake obituary appeared on Necropedia, dating the death of Robert Pattinson as Saturday.
“Robert Pattinson, born on May 13, 1986 in London, was a British actor and model. He died on July 28, 2012, at the age of 26,” says a post on Necropedia titled “Robert Pattinson is dead.”
“The news has left the world shocked and saddened,” the site added.
The post was apparently made on July 27, so the site is obviously not reporting the fact. If anything, do they wish for the heartbroken actor to die in his sorrow?
Such ruses might be reserved for the famous and most often spoken about us in society and suggests an increasing trend via social media networks like twitter to report such ruses and hoping that a viral carry on as intrigued users follow suit. Of course one has to wonder the day such ruses become the ultimate art meets reality.
In the interim, Robert Pattinson is well and alive and is seeking privacy as he deliberates his next course of action and continues his public stand off with (ex) girlfriend Kristen Stewart.
Interestingly fashionnstyle go on to report: Robert Pattinson has previously been the victim of a death hoax back in 2009, when reports claimed that he was found dead in New York City hotel from a heroin overdose.