RIP Jack Black? - Star latest victim of death hoax
In a series of tweets sent on June 5, the band announced that Black, 46, died from unknown causes.
I'm sad to officially annouce the death of Jack Black at the age of 46, rest in peace brother.— Tenacious D (@RealTenaciousD) June 5, 2016
It is with a heavy heart I am to announce that Jack Black passed away last night at 3:37am. The cause of death is yet unknown.— Tenacious D (@RealTenaciousD) June 5, 2016
The tweets appear to be the work of Twitter user @Ruthless after he asked for followers from the band’s account, also tweeting “The Legend is still alive, it is ok guys :).”
The Legend is still alive, it is ok guys :)— Tenacious D (@RealTenaciousD) June 5, 2016
Calm down guys! It's just a prank bro, look there's the camera... pic.twitter.com/eUTYOHwarB— Tenacious D (@RealTenaciousD) June 5, 2016
The tweets come after allegations that the actor had died appeared on Facebook. An RIP Jack Black page reportedly appeared created on Friday, asking for likes and shares in the wake of Black’s death.
Reps for Black dismissed the page as a hoax on Saturday, telling MediaMass: “He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.”
One fan in Germany tweeted a picture of Black with musician Diplo, saying he most definitely was not dead.
He was also spotted on a plane to LA, reassuring fans of his wellbeing.
I can confirm Jack Black is on an airplane back to LA and not dead— misha (@dropthebarlow) June 5, 2016
Whether this morning’s tweets from Tenacious D were the result of a hack or a dark joke is still unknown.
So many twitter accs have been getting hacked the past few this & this is one of them, don't believe everything you read, Jack isn't dead.— S (@xSare95x) June 5, 2016
@RealTenaciousD guys this is even less funny than the pick of destiny.— Chris Weston (@chrisweston) June 5, 2016
@BootlegWeavile it's crazy how many celebrity Twitter accounts have been hacked in the past day or two— Natalie Sanders (@JudgeNatalie) June 5, 2016
@RealTenaciousD “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax.— HOUSE OF CARDS (@KevinIcecream) June 5, 2016