Fact Check: Did Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson die in a stunt accident?

Hoax news has been circulating the internet earlier this week that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has died in a stunt accident. This news has been circulating among fans on Twitter as well as Facebook.

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While some even shared the story, hoping it wouldn’t be right.

The tweets and posts were shared with a screenshot of BBC news with a Headline “BBC: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson dies at 47”. A search in the BBC news website with the keywords ‘Dwayne Johnson Death’ does not fetch any results similar to those shared on social media.

The link, however, shows NEWS.LIVEBR0ADCAST.COM which itself proves that it is false news. It seems to be a video link, leading us to a blank page when clicked on. The BBC label has been used to make it look legitimate and bring clicks to the hoax site.

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Surprisingly, this is not the first time such viral news was spread about The Rock. A false report about his death was circulated in 2011 and 2014.

Although Dwayne Johnson is yet to respond to this false news, he shared the first look of his character in the forthcoming DC movie Black Adam on Instagram. He also shared some facts about his latest project and the release date of the film.

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The Man in Black ⚡️ Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people. It all changed for me, when I was 10yrs old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – SUPERMAN. As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be. I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority. Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart – I just liked to do things my way. Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid – my superhero dreams have come true. I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM. BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way. Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way. This role is unlike any other I’ve ever played in my career and I’m grateful to the bone we’ll all go on this journey together. BLACK ADAM 12.22.21 ⚡️ Huge thank you to my friends, @jimlee and @bosslogic for this first time ever bad ass collaboration.

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Therefore, the news about Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s death is FALSE.

Claim: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson dies at 47.

Claim by: Twitter, Facebook

Fact Check: FALSE. The news is a hoax spread under the false label of BBC news. The actor recently shared his latest movie updates on Instagram.

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist.
Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support.
A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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