Former WWE Superstar and successful Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ on Wednesday became victim of a shocking death hoax, sending the fans of the ‘Brahma Bull’ into dizzy. Also Read - The Rock Dwayne Johnson's Daughter Simone Joins WWE Performance Center; In Line to Become First Fourth Generation WWE Superstar
The hoax first appeared on Twitter with one user sharing a screenshot of what appeared to be BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)’s news with a the photo of Rock with the headline “BBC: Dwayne the Rock Dwayne Johnson Dies at 47 after a terrible stunt attempted failed”. The link in the screenshot however shows NEWS.LIVEBR0DCAST.COM. Also Read - Rohit Sharma Hilariously Trolls Yuzvendra 'The Rock' Chahal With Viral Tattoo Meme And it Will Make You ROFL | POST
The hoax used the BBC News (British Broadcasting Corporation) label to appear as a legitimate news organization. However, the link circulating on Facebook directs users to a hoax website. Also Read - "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson Says Goodbye To Father Rocky Johnson By Penning Emotional Tribute
Dwayne Johnson has not responded to the death hoax and is focusing on one of his many projects. The ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ actor updated his Instagram account with a photo of his upcoming Under Armour campaign.
This isn’t the first time the internet has declared Dwayne Johnson dead. The actor debunked a death hoax in 2011 on Facebook. In 2014, a similar hoax claimed the actor died while shooting a stunt for Fast and Furious 7.
Dwayne Johnson recently appeared at UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz where he presented the winner of the main event Jorge Masvidal with the BMF belt.
The actor recently wrapped up filming Jumanji: The Next Level and is producing an MMA film about mixed martial arts fighter Mark “The Smashing Machine’ Kerr.