Congrats Pete Wentz — you're officially part of the celebrity death hoax club!
A fake news story with the headline, "Man Takes Selfie Moments Before Deadly Shark Attack," hit the web late last week identifying Pete as James Crowlett, a 34-year-old insurance salesman from Oregon who had tragically died in a freak shark attack after capturing the epic, underwater selfie.
The article was accompanied with Pete's real underwater selfie photoshopped on top of a terrifying shark pic—an image that was circulating around Tumblr last year.
Pete, ever the good-sport, even Tweeted about the hilarious hoax:
Rest In Pete: http://t.co/C6BFED4JRe— Pete Wentz (@petewentz) August 8, 2014
Rest In Pete: http://t.co/C6BFED4JRe
Aaaaand because we thought the photoshopped pic of Pete with the shark was just too funny, we've taken it upon ourselves to create a few more!
Click through the gallery below to see six more of your favorite selfie-obsessed celebs (ahem, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, need we go on?) snapping a pic with the great white. Oh, and Happy Shark Week, everyone!
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