Much to the dismay of the people who have Will Ferrell at the top of their Dead Pool lists, he did not die yesterday as originally reported.
Yesterday, a fake press release went out across the Internet which purported to announce a fatal paragliding accident that killed comedian Will Ferrell. The story, posted on iNewswire.com, was filled with all kinds of mistakes — the most glaring was that Will was paragliding Monday in San Diego. In actuality, Will was in Canada filming a movie. And, truth be told, Will has never been paragliding in his life.
“Not much to say other than we heard and read about it this morning and reacted accordingly,” Ferrell’s publicist told E! in an email. “There was no point in trying to track [the source] down as it was obviously a hoax… [Will is] alive and well, and filming a movie in Montreal.”
Hmmm, I think I smell a screenplay.