Don’t you forget about him!
This weekend, reports circulated saying that The Breakfast Club star Judd Nelson had passed away.
The rumors began on Oct. 26, after a website with a “foxnews.es” URL declared a rep for the Brat Pack member confirmed he had been found dead instead his LA condo.
Shortly thereafter, his real agent — Gregg Klein — set the record straight with the Los Angeles Times by sending them a picture of the 55-year-old holding a copy of Sunday’s paper.
Judd Nelson didn't die last night. He sent us this photo to debunk the rumor. http://t.co/FrIUzW4VmV pic.twitter.com/OjuBPgnutt— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 26, 2014
Judd Nelson didn't die last night. He sent us this photo to debunk the rumor. http://t.co/FrIUzW4VmV pic.twitter.com/OjuBPgnutt
Of course, Judd isn’t the first star to “die” thanks to a celebrity death hoax — see eight others who went through the same thing (and the hilarious way they responded).
Seinfeld fans were saddened and the world said, Gooooodbyeee Newman! as it was reported actor Wayne Knight, best known for playing Jerry’s neighbor Newman, died at age 58.
The catch? He didn’t actually die at all!
The New York native took to Twitter to debunk the rumors of his own death, writing, “Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but…..I am alive and well. Does somebody have to DIE to trend? Geez! Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!”
On a more serious note, he added, “Regrets to my friends and family who were shocked this morning and the family of the woman who actually died in my ‘supposed’ accident.”