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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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.

Claim Review :   The internet kills Dwayne The Rock Johnson
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

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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