Johnny Depp Not Dead: Victim Of Another Death Hoax

Wed, October 10, 2012 12:45pm EDT by 23 Comments

Despite Internet rumors, the ‘Pirates of the Carribeean’ actor is NOT dead. The death of a crew member on the set of his latest film caused a social media miscommunication.

Johnny Depp fans can breathe a sigh of relief — the 49-year-old actor is alive and well. Unfortunately, it was a 48-year-old crew member who died on the set of his new Disney film, The Lone Ranger. 

According to LA law enforcement, the actual victim, Mike Bridger, was cleaning a pool tank on the Los Angeles movie set, when he went into full cardiac arrest and died on Sept. 21, according to TMZ.

In the weeks following, searches for “Johnny Depp dead” and “Johnny Depp death” have resurfaced, propelling the term to be a top search on AOL and Google, and causing fans to believe the actor had perished.

This isn’t the first time Johnny has been the victim of a death hoax. In 2010, a fake CNN website reported the actor died in a car accident in France.

Although the basis of this rumor is tragic, we’re all relieved Johnny Depp’s death is just another Internet rumor.

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