Trevor Noah, “The Daily Show” host, was the victim of a death hoax that claimed he was gunned down by a deranged fan while signing autographs for fans after a concert in Orlando.
Noah responded to the hoax on his Twitter account by sharing a screenshot of the website’s page that carried the news of his “fake” death.
Fake News. I shot them pic.twitter.com/3Elc0dP8gs
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 24, 2017
According to Gossip Cop, which debunked the rumors of Noah’s death, Houston News detailed the alleged incident when the host was attacked.
“It was a two-gunned stranger — possibly a deranged fan — who murdered the South African king of comedy Trevor Noah as he signed autographs after a night concert in Orlando,” Houston News wrote. The website also detailed incidents that were closely related to Christina Grimmie’s death. Grimmie was fatally shot last June after a concert in Orlando, Florida. The 22-year-old singer was at the Plaza Live Theater in Orlando for a meet-and-greet, when an obsessed fan shot her twice before taking his own life.
This is not the first time Noah became a victim of a death hoax. In March, a fake news claimed the South African comedian died after being injured in a car accident.
“His vehicle hit a patch of water outside Potchefstroom and the car aquaplaned and hit a light standard. Noah sustained internal injuries and died at the spot,” the fake news report said at the time, according to Gossip Cop. “The comedian’s passing has left a massive hole in the industry… He will be sorely missed by his peers and the public and our sincerest condolences go out to his family.”