Is Brad Pitt dead? The actor has reportedly committed suicide following his split with wife, Angelina Jolie.
Brad and Angie have called it quits last September, citing irreconcilable differences as the cause of their break up. The ex-couple have kept mum about the details of their impending divorce, with their reps asking that the public respect their privacy. However, rumors reveal that Brad has had alcohol, weed and anger management issues that have stained their marriage.
Brad Pitt Dead: Commits Suicide?
Now, recent news updates confirm that Pitt has committed suicide just weeks after his split with Jolie. The report being shared on the online platform, Facebook, claims that the actor committed suicide by hanging himself. The report was allegedly published by Fox News.
“Brad Pitt, 52, a multi awarded American actor and husband of Angelina Jolie, 41, shot himself in the head at a shooting range on Sunday. He was under significant stress because the couple ‘were going through a divorce and he had a history of depression’, sources have said,” the article reads.
However, just like recent Facebook posts, the report is nothing but another celebrity death hoax. Same as the previous reports of Jaden Smith dead, Sylvester Stallone dead and Mike Rowe dead, the report is also fake.
According to Snopes, the hoax post is aimed at stealing information from people who click on it.
“Clicking the link resulted in a permission request from a disreputable app to access the user’s profile. Intrepid readers who bypassed the permission pop-up were redirected to a fake news story about the actor’s alleged death,” the site explained.
So far, the official Fox News page have clarified the claims already, saying the actor is alive and well.
This is not the first time that the actor Brad Pitt dead was reported. Over the course of the 52-year old actor’s 30-year career, several claims of his death have been reported. This one though makes quite a bigger stir since the rumors happen just a few days after the Angelina Jolie Bard Pitt divorce.
So to Brangelina fans, they may have broken up but the actor is here to stay in Hollywood.