The internet loves death rumors more than cute cats and porn, so the “Fred Savage is dead” gossip that spread within seconds after Sunday nights 2010 Emmy Awards is nothing more than that – gossip. Tweets and reports of the untimely death of the former “Wonder Years” star spread like wildfire on the internet thanks to a shady and fake news websites and confusion over Sunday night’s Emmys “In Memoriam” tribute. A photo of another child star, Corey Haim, appeared during the tribute and was mistaken by many viewers as a picture of Savage, even though Haim’s name accompanied the pictures.
But it turns out, lots of people didn’t recognize Corey Haim during the montage and in a flash, the internet was all abuzz over how we lost that American treasure, child actor Fred Savage this year. Never mind the fact that Haim’s name was flashed on screen. Never mind the fact that Fred Savage has an active Twitter account or that he’s been busy directing episodes of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia these days. Savage is 100% alive, and we’re relieved by that.
I had to take a double-take myself when the picture popped up in that Emmys segment. I read it was Corey Haim but they looked the same in the clip they showed. I just never realized they looked so much alike as child actors. Honestly, what’s with all the death hoaxes. I know they’ve gone on for years but they’re not funny.
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