Actress Goldie Hawn has died.
Goldie Hawn, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy Overboard, is not overdone, as they say. She’s still with us, despite a January 2023 celebrity death hoax falsely claiming otherwise.
For example, a widely viewed YouTube video contained the false title “5 minutes ago/Goldie Hawn dies in hospital, husband Kurt Russell has to say his final goodbyes.” It falsely claimed that she was dying and hospitalized as a result of a stroke.Her YouTube channel, which posted the video “Deceased Stars,” contains nothing but false celebrity obituaries.
Hawn is part of a famous Hollywood family. Her partner is actor Kurt Russell and her daughter is actor Kate Hudson. Had Horn really died, or even had she been seriously ill, it would have undoubtedly triggered news reports from celebrity news and gossip sites and even traditional news outlets. The story has not been published.
Celebrity death hoaxes are a common form of online hoaxes. Celebrities who have been reported to have died accidentally while very much alive include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and comedian Eddie Murphy.
Lacapria, Kim. “Eddie Murphy’s Death Hoax”. snoop19 May 2018, https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/eddie-murphy-death-hoax/.
Mickelson, David. “Dwayne Johnson’s Death Hoax”. snoop7 April 2014, https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/dwayne-johnson-death-hoax/.