Will Smith Death Hoax: Hancock Star 'Died While Filming in New Zealand'

Simi John
21 January 2014
Will Smith Death Hoax: Hancock Star 'Died While Filming in New Zealand'

American actor Will Smith has again become the victim of celebrity death hoax.

According to the Travelers Today report, rumours started from Global Associated News, claiming that the 45-year-old actor died on 19 January.

The website has developed a reputation of spreading false reports about celebrities death.

"Actor Will Smith died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning - January 19, 2014," the fake report on the website read. "Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available. The accident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT +12)."

However, Smith is fine and is busy is working on his upcoming movie titled Focus. Adding on, he will be seen on the first episode of Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon slated to air on 17 February on NBC.

Previously, Canadian singer Celine Dion had expressed anger over the fake death reports about her that circulated online.

"Sometimes it's freaky because I have to call my family about it. I was celebrating the birthday of my twins in Montreal and I was getting these phone calls saying there was stuff on Facebook that I was dead," she told Digital Spy, "The thing that worries me is my mum. It makes me a little mad - she's 86 years old and if I'm not on the phone telling her I'm OK four seconds after it's on the news... it doesn't matter what they say, it's the impact it has on your family."

The My Heart will Go On singer said that such reports make her "stay away from that side of things even more", before adding, "But I'm glad I'm not dead!"

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