LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Bill Nye is not dead. But it will take a science guy to figure out who started the new round fake death reports. Bill Nye is the latest celebrity to battle fake death reports today. As while Nye has been the victim of fabricated death claims before, the origin of today’s fake report remains unclear.
Bill Nye is certainly into science more than Tiger Woods, Sylvester Stallone and Denzel Washington. But all those celebrities have battled fake death reports this week that originate from the same dubious source. Also this month, Usher and David Guetta have been targeted by fake death reports. In Usher and Guettta’s new music video, the two figure out how music, not science, can move our continents together. But this time, the fake reports are going after America’s favorite science guy.
To date, any news bout Nye’s health has caused fan reaction. A year ago today, Nye collapsed at USC. Witnesses said on November 17, 2010 that Nye was mid-sentence when he collapsed. About ten seconds later, Nye got up and asked attendees “how long he was out for”. Nye added that the same thing happened to him earlier in the day.
His rep later told news at the time that a busy schedule was to blame for the exhaustion. “Bill Nye is feeling much better after a good night’s rest” his rep tells USA Today on November 17 last year. “He says he pushed himself too hard after a long day of an early satellite media tour combined with a late night speech.”
So is it ironic that today’s fake death report of November 17, 2011 is surfacing one year after Nye’s collapse at USC drew national news attention? That remains to be determined. But for now, Bill Nye is not dead. David Guetta, Adam Sandler have not died. And reports about Tiger Woods, Sylvester Stallone and Denzel Washington are false as well.