LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Bill Nye is not dead today 2014. Bill Nye the Science Guy has not died. And despite years of false RIP death stories, today’s attempt is via a YouTube video. A video entitled “Bill Nye Found Dead. Suspect apprehended claims God made me do it’ ” is being shared today. And while some are reading the caption of the video and believing it, others are realizing that they have been Rick Rolled.
Bill Nye has been battling fake death reports from years. Among them was a 2013 published false report by Global Associated aka Mediafetcher. The story entitled “Actor – Bill Nye The Science Guy Dies In Queensland Australia Car Crash” used dynamic date regeneration. So a visit to the article still claims that Nye died today as well.
Global’s false story features a fake reporter “Local News 9 – Queensland Australia”. It states “The Science Guy died in a single vehicle crash between Ipswich and Willowbank in Queensland as confirmed by Royal Queensland Police – February 13, 2014.” The false report adds “Bill Nye The Science Guy is believed to have been in the area while on vacation. He was identified by photo ID found at the scene…. The Ipswich – Willowbank connector highway is known to be one of the most dangerous stretches of road in Australia due to road quality conditions and tight curves in the road.”
The false report is a template that Global has used against other celebrities in the past. It also is a derivate of Global’s “Route 80″ reports. The infamous Route 80 fake car crash death story is today listing Celine Dion as its victim as well. “Highway Safety Investigators have told reporters that Celine Dion lost control while driving a friend’s vehicle on Interstate 80 and rolled the vehicle several times killing him instantly” reads the false report.
More than a dozen celebrities have been listed erroneously dead on Route 80. From Pauly D to Daddy Yankee, the most infamous fake Route 80 story remains the tale concerning David Guetta, first authored in 2011.
Nevertheless, Bill Nye is alive. Celine Dion has not been in a crash. And Lil Wayne has not died.