Lou Ferrigno Dies? Nope, ‘Incredible’ Hulk Star Not Dead; Posts Video

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 29, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilder and actor, isn’t dead, but a fake report is saying otherwise.

“Reports say beloved Lou Ferrigno was killed in a multi-vehicle crash between Santa Barbara and Goleta. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident and was identified by photo ID found on his body. Witnesses say a blue Ford F150 was seen driving recklessly just before the accident and was also seen speeding away after the accident,” the article says. “A spokesperson for the Santa Barbaria Police Dept. told reporters that Mr. Ferrigno’s vehicle rolled several times killing him instantly. They did not have a cause of the accident as of yet.”

The fake report was posted to a false news website designed to look similar to USA Today.

According to Hoax-Slayer, “However, the claims in the story are untrue. Lou Ferrigno is alive and well and he was not involved in a car accident. The report is just one more in a long series of nasty death hoaxes that falsely claim that a famous person has died. Many other celebrities have ‘died’ in car accidents, New Zealand cliff falls or snowboarding mishaps.”

It adds: “The fake news report is hosted on a website that tries rather lamely to associate itself with news publication USA Today by using a similar URL. A disclaimer at the bottom of the page notes that there is no association between the two sites. However, many users will likely not notice this disclaimer.”

Ferrigno went on Facebook and said he’s not dead.

“Thank you all for the concern! I am alive and working hard today on Ferrigno FIT and hope to see you in November at Ferrigno Legacy competition,” he said.

He also said “I’m on my way to the bank. it’s a great Wednesday, beautiful and sunny I’m not dead. I’m still alive. Don’t believe everything that you hear or what you read. Just want to say I love you so much. Thank you for your concern. Thank you all. I’m going to live a long time, kid!” Ferrigno said 

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.