Ice Bucket Challenge Death Hoax: ‘Woman Dies 30 Seconds Later Due To Ice Water Challenge!’, Latasha Brown Story Totally Fake

An article that’s going viral saying a woman died 30 seconds after the ice bucket challenge is nothing more than a hoax.

The bogus report was published on Huzlers.com a few weeks ago, but it again is going viral due to the popularity of the ice bucket challenge.

“HOUSTON, TX – Latasha Brown accepted a friendly online challenge invite from her best friend via Facebook the challenge is to toss a bucket of ice cold water over your body. Latashs Brown died from hypothermia 30 seconds later her frozen body was rushed the the hospital where coroner Will Jackson declared her death,” it reads.

Huzlers.com has a disclaimer, saying the stories published on the website aren’t true.

“Huzlers.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief,” it says.

 

Here’s an AP story about a man dying after he raised $100,000 for the charity:

Man dies in dive after raising $100K for ALS 

BOSTON (AP) — A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig’s disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation.

Nantucket Police tell the Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1tav0ve ) that Corey Griffin dove into the water from the “Juice Guys” building at around 2 a.m. Saturday. An off-duty lifeguard was nearby and recovered Griffin, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Griffin’s family says he was friends with former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, whose family and friends launched the ice-bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for charity. Twenty-nine-year-old Frates was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease, also known as ALS, in 2012. The movement has taken off around the country recently. Griffin, of Scituate, had been fundraising in Nantucket.

AP: Bon Jovi, Christie, Kraft join in ALS fundraiser 
Jon Bon Jovi isn’t averse to taking ice cold showers — at least when it’s for a good cause.

The rocker accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit the ALS Foundation in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease.

And fellow New Jersey native, Gov. Chris Christie, along with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft did the honors.

Dressed in a white T-shirt and dark shorts, Bon Jovi stood in a grassy field and braced himself. Christie and Kraft stepped up, tilted a large bucket above his head and let the icy waters flow. Everyone came away delighted, even the sopping wet rock star.

In keeping with the fundraiser’s protocol, Bon Jovi nominated three more people to take the challenge or donate $100.

Christie posted the entire videotaped performance on Facebook.

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