Jimmy Fallon is not dead, star is alive and well in 2022

Prerna Nambiar

On November 14, several people on the internet thought Jimmy Fallon is dead after a fake post from The Tonight Show went viral on Twitter. However, the star is alive and well in 2022.

Celebrity death hoax have become a common phenomenon in the internet and Fallon happened to be another star who fell a victim of this.

Fallon’s death hoax comes after people like Tom Holland, Wendy Williams, and others were targeted.

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How rumors about Jimmy Fallon being dead started

The rumors about Fallon being dead started emerging on Twitter after people came across a post that read: “It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of late night legend, husband, and father of two, Jimmy Fallon. 1923-2022.”

The post also contained a throwback picture of Fallon with his dog.

People fell victim to the fake post as the photo was made it look like the announcement came from the official account of the Tonight Show. However, the actor is alive and well.

Viral post debunked

The first giveaway about the post being fake was the birth year that was mentioned in it. The post says that Fallon was born on 1923, when in reality, he was born in 1974.

The television personality is 48 years old but if someone were to believe the year mentioned on the post, it would mean that Fallon is 99 years old.

Clearly, someone who is every good at photoshop and editing has managed to have social media users convinced that Fallon has died.

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How to report fake posts

This is not the first time a celebrity has become a victim of death hoax. If you come across any fake post, we would urge you to report it immediately. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:

If you wish to do it on Twitter, follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the Tweet you’d like to report.
  2. Tap the icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  3. Select Report Tweet.

To report on Facebook, do the following:

  1. Go to the post you want to report.
  2. Tap in the top right of the post.
  3. Tap Find Support or Report Post.
  4. To give feedback, tap the option that best describes how this post goes against Community Standards. Tap Next.
  5. Click submit

To report on Instagram, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the three dots on the top right of the post
  2. Select Report

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