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Walking Dead – Starlet Andrew Lincoln Killed In Car Accident Is A Celebrity Death Hoax

‘Walking Dead’ Starlet Andrew Lincoln Killed In Car Accident Is A Celebrity Death Hoax

Reports that “The Walking Dead” actor Andrew Lincoln was killed in a car crash are false. Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes in the popular AMC series is the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax.

According to Snopes, the prank news article purported that Lincoln had died in a car accident at the age of 43. “Walking Deads’ next gig will not be airing,” the preview claimed. However, the article actually exposes itself to be nothing more than a prank. Clicking the link, which was widely collective on social media, will demonstrate it’s just a hoax. The “create a prank and share it” page claims the prank “trolled” more than three million people.

Lincoln, who is best known for his roles in “The Walking Dead” and “Love Actually,” did not die in a car crash—he is the latest victim of a viral internet death hoax. Other celebrity death hoaxes have included Adam Sandler, John Amos, Reginald VelJohnson and more.

Recently, Lincoln spoke with Entertainment Weekly about what it was like coming in the “pit of hell” during Sunday’s “The Walking Dead” gig:

It was insane. I lost my mind that day. It was so much joy. Mike Satrazemis, who does the camera work, loves getting hurt as much as I do, and he sent me a shot of me all bandaged and bruised and cuts and blood everywhere, looking as blessed as I’ve ever been in the pit — in this dirty, smelly environment, and it’s just like, what a life! It was just such a gas, that entire scene. It was just a breath of fresh air. It’s insane.

See how social media reacted to the death hoax below:

Social Media Reacts to Andrew Lincoln Death Hoax

I literally embarked howling in class I hate y’all all. #AndrewLincoln is not dead hoax

just commenced howling in photography bc someone embarked a rumor that Andrew Lincoln died… I’ve never been so startled in my life

Anyone else heard “Walking Dead ” Andrew Lincoln “Rick Grimes” was killed in a car accident, or it just a joke

My dad just told me Andrew Lincoln was killed in a car crash! I looked it up, thank God it wasn’t true

I’ve been hearing that Andrew Lincoln was killed in a car accident. Please let this be fake news.

Sad day for all walking dead fans, Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) died in a car accident #RipRick

Its effortless to laugh at fake news until it hits home…


What did you think of the celebrity death hoax? Did you see anyone who believed the prank about Andrew Lincoln? Sound off in the comments section below!

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