Uh oh. A report recently went wild on the internet that 88-year-old ‘Playboy’ founder Hugh Hefner had died of natural causes on Dec. 28. Is Hugh really gone for good?
Oh no! Is Hugh Hefner dead? A shocking report went viral on the internet claiming that the Playboy tycoon had passed away of natural causes at his home in the Playboy Mansion. Fans of the 88-year-old celebrity took to Twitter to sound off on their concerns.
Hugh Hefner Dead? New Death Hoax Spread On Internet
Take a huge sigh of relief because Hugh is A-ok!
The businessman made sure everyone know that he was alive and well on Dec. 29.
Tonight’s Mansion movie is “American Sniper.”
— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) December 29, 2014
His wife, Crystal Hefner, also posted a picture of Hugh on the movie night. However, before Hugh’s tweet, fans expressed their worry all over Twitter.
So is Hugh Hefner dead or not .. — Lauren Nicole (@laurxxnicolee) December 29, 2014
Is Hugh Hefner really dead or is this a joke
— Victoria ♔ (@wingsonarose) December 29, 2014
I just read an article that Hugh Hefner was found dead in his home at age 88 today… Is it true?
— Amanda Marie (@AmandaMarie_S) December 29, 2014
Wow is Hugh Hefner really dead? — Sadie (@anne_sades34) December 29, 2014
It’s easy to see why fans would be freaking out. A website with the URL “nbctoday.co” posted the story, and it went viral across various social media sites. Many probably assumed that the link was the actual NBC TODAY site.
The site wrote: “Hugh Hefner, Founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, was found dead of natural causes Sunday morning at his home, the Playboy Mansion, in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles police officer Jimmy N. Gardner. He was 88.”
But Hugh is doing fine. He was just another victim of those crazy death hoaxes that are prevalent on social media nowadays. Good to know you’re OK, Hef!
HollywoodLifers, are you glad that Hugh isn’t dead? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson