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    Hoax American Idols William Hung Found Dead

    http://www.brokennewz.com/displaysto..._1027hungdeath

    This is sad, they say it was from an intentional heroin overdose

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    Last edited by Old Broad; 07-01-2006 at 11:55 PM.
    this is just my opinion, it may be wrong, user beware!

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    I think that site is one that makes up fake news stories, like The Onion. They even have a link to The Onion. If I'm wrong, and he's really dead, that's very sad, but the article had some very insensitive and satyrical things written in it. I guess I'll see if I can find that anywhere else. I really don't think he's dead though.
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    He's not dead it was a hoax:

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/william-hung.html
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    Ok, I snoopesed it.

    from http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/hung.asp

    The notice of Mr. Hung's death wasn't even a "serious" rumor in that it was started by a spoof, and the sample excerpted above provides several clues that the William Hung death piece was intended to be humorous (e.g., the heroin overdose was "intentional"; the word "music" is enclosed in quotes; the deceased was found funny by "tens of people"). The article that prompted the rumor was published on 13 July 2004 on Broken Newz, a satire news and entertainment site whose disclaimer advises that "stories listed on this site are not real." It was the work of pranksters Bill Doty and Joe Peacock of Zug.com, a comedy site.

    Mr. Hung remains very much alive and has since the rumor performed in a number of venues.

    more at link.
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    Ohh this is one time when I'm very happy to find out that I was wrong!!
    I wonder how he's doing and what he's thought about this hoax?

    Old Broad
    this is just my opinion, it may be wrong, user beware!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Broad
    Ohh this is one time when I'm very happy to find out that I was wrong!!
    I wonder how he's doing and what he's thought about this hoax?

    Old Broad
    we should try and tie this into the M&M story somehow!

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    OMG, I was shocked to read he died of an overdose. And even more shocked to read it was a hoax! Thats just horrible! Thank goodness he's still alive. Geez, why are there hoax's like this. I think its so cruel. So I take it his family didn't disown him either, when he was on AI. That shocked me too!

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    There are some people that will do and say anything for money and for attention. I think it stinks and was a very cruel hoax! I'm so glad he is OK.

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    Wow! I'm so glad it was a hoax but had my whole family believing it there for a few minutes as I read the link!!!!!!

    ETA: Old Broad you might want to change the title of the thread and say HOAX at the end

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    That is not funny. I don't like sadistic type jokes.


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    This kinda reminds me of when the news announced Richard Pryor was dead, and he was watching the news and found out about his own death - he turned it into a new comedy tour called "I ain't dead yet!"

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    Here's William's web site:

    http://www.williamhung.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpony
    OMG, I was shocked to read he died of an overdose. And even more shocked to read it was a hoax! Thats just horrible! Thank goodness he's still alive. Geez, why are there hoax's like this. I think its so cruel. So I take it his family didn't disown him either, when he was on AI. That shocked me too!
    There are "hoaxes" like this because people are too stupid to read small print or pick up on obvivous clues it's a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
    There are "hoaxes" like this because people are too stupid to read small print or pick up on obvivous clues it's a joke.
    The f word in the article is what made me think it wasn't real.....guess I should have looked at the date....7/13/2204!!!!!! Dead give away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpony
    OMG, I was shocked to read he died of an overdose. And even more shocked to read it was a hoax! Thats just horrible! Thank goodness he's still alive. Geez, why are there hoax's like this. I think its so cruel. So I take it his family didn't disown him either, when he was on AI. That shocked me too!
    I thought the same thing. Why do people start these cruel hoax's?

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