Mickey Rourke Not Dead, Just Latest Online Hoax Victim

By: E News Email
By: E News Email

(E News) - Mickey Rourke is joining an exclusive club—and it's not the celebrity boxing league.

The Expendables star is just the latest famous person to fall victim to a death hoax after a false report spread like wildfire online that the 60-year-old Rourke had died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.

His agent, David Unger at ICM, confirmed to the New York Post that, in fact, the Golden Globe-winning actor is doing just fine.

"[Mickey] is very touched by the outpouring of concern, and is alive and well in Beverly Hills," Unger told the paper. "I have been getting condolence calls from all over the world. But I can confirm that Mickey is very alive."

Of course, as E! News investigated a couple of years ago, the rumor originated with the notorious pranking site, Global Associated News, which generates fake news reports of Hollywood stars kicking the bucket—usually via freak snowboarding mishaps in the Swiss Alps (see Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington), falling off a cliff in New Zealand (Jeff Goldblum, Tony Danza) or dying in a car crash (Usher).

Rourke meanwhile has been keeping busy, having just wrapped filming on the Sin City sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-188
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 188697411 - kbtx.com/a?a=188697411
Gray Television, Inc.