“Today” caught up with the 21-year-old three months later about his near-death experience.“Jackie is alive and well,” read a note on the action star’s Facebook page following internet buzz that he died. As recently as May 10, a tweet popped up saying that she was found dead and another one said her publicist confirmed it.
Although trafficforgoods.site’s July 2016 headline that “Nicolas Cage passed away because of a serious Motorcycle Accident” and the body of the story said he died when he “lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree,” social media took the bait and ran with it.
In recent weeks, Twitter gave new fuel to that fire, igniting a conspiracy theory that the Lavigne known today was actually look-alike singer Melissa Vandella.
As the theory goes, the suits at Lavigne’s label cooked up the cover up scheme so they could continue to release her songs.
Another fake news outlet picked up the story, tweaked it and added a Photoshopped pic of a motorcycle crash scene, Cage’s face and a CNN chyron.
Following Hillary Clinton’s appearance at a 9/11 memorial in Sept.
Cyrus’ appearances at the time during a London concert put those issues to rest.