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Gabriel Iglesias Death Hoax: Comedian Responds To Rumors

Tue, November 4, 2014 10:05am EDT by 3 Comments
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Reports of Gabriel Iglesias’ death were greatly exaggerated on Nov. 1 when a death hoax swept the internet, sending his millions of fans into mourning. ‘Fluffy’ has responded further to the reports, revealing that he’s now afraid to fly!

There’s nothing like a widely-circulated death hoax to make a person a little paranoid. On Nov. 1, a report was published claiming that 38-year-old comedian Gabriel Iglesias had died. While his fans mourned, Gabriel confirmed one day later that he was still alive and kicking. In a new series of tweets, he continues to assure fans that he is indeed still breathing — but now he’s afraid to fly!

Gabriel Iglesias Death Hoax: ‘Fluffy’ Responds On Twitter To Rumors That He Died

Here’s what Gabriel tweeted on Nov. 3, responding to a fan who jokingly checked in to make sure that Fluffy was still alive:

Yikes — fly safe, Fluffy! Maybe Lil Wayne, 32, can give him some tips on how to live paranoia-free following a death hoax. Wayne’s an old pro, after all; a new Lil Wayne death hoax seems to crop up once a month!

Gabriel Iglesias Dead? Died Of Health Complications, According To A Totally Wrong Report

The report, published by UniversalNoticias.org, alleged that Gabriel passed from a “health complication” related to his type 2 diabetes. The site is not the most legitimate-looking we’ve ever seen, but it doesn’t look like one of those terrible satirical news websites, either.

(You know, the Onion copycats like Empire News which aren’t actually satire but just straight-up fake headlines. The report which claims Charles Manson had been granted parole springs to mind.)

Gabriel responded to the report on Nov. 2 in a lengthy statement on Facebook, telling his fans that he had a good run and to make sure to take selfies next to his grave with the hashtag “#FarewellFluffy”:

“According to this article below I guess I died Friday and no one decided to tell me. Well, since I’m dead now I guess I can start eating carbs again. It was a good life. Had a great childhood and an amazing career. I traveled the world and got drunk in all 50 states, woooooo! I made a lot of people happy over the years and pissed off most my ex girlfriends in the process. Can’t win them all, right? Soooo I guess I want to be buried somewhere people can visit my grave, put pretty flowers and pour diet cokes on my plot. I’m gonna want my estate to buy both plots next to me so that even in death I can stretch my legs. I would love it very much if people were to visit my grave and take selfies with it. Even in death I’m still a social media attention whore, #FarewellFluffy.

“There should be no charge to visit my grave so don’t pay any attention to the shady guy by the gate with the comedy club passes in the new Jaguar trying to raise money by selling tickets to get in the cemetery. U just tell him to go fund himself and he will leave u alone. To my family, the ones who still spoke to me til my last day I say thank u for being so understanding and loving me no matter how long I was on the road doing what I had to do to make everyone’s lives better. To the family I no longer spoke to I say, I’m sorry for not being what u wanted me to be. To all my friends, thank u for not telling me I died. U guys always keep news that bums me out away from me and I love u for it. To my fans I say thank u so much for letting me make u laugh all these years. It’s the most amazing feeling in the world. Please pirate, bootleg, share copy and distribute all my comedy videos. I made a lot of money over the years. Don’t worry, I’m leaving my family well off so enjoy. When someone finds out what I died from please let me know. If it’s not health related I’m gonna be pissed. It’s gonna suck to know I gave up a lot of snacks this year just to die from a stupid accident. Well, since I’m gone I might actually take a long deserved break. Who am I kidding? My agent is probably already booking me for The ‘Back from the dead Fluffy tour.'”

If you want to check up on Gabriel every so often, he stars in ABC’s Cristela, which airs Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET.

HollywoodLifers, did you believe the death hoax? Or did the report look too illegitimate? Let us know!

— Amanda Michelle Steiner

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