Brad Pitt found dead a few days after wife Angelina Jolie filed divorce. How true is this news currently circulating in social media?
Angelina Jolie, 41, ended her two-year marriage with Brad Pitt, 52, on Sept. 15.
Citing “irreconcilable differences” as reason, the Maleficent star wants sole custody of their six children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.
There are many allegations on what caused Jolie to break up with the World War Z actor. Most of these put Pitt in a bad light.
Some speculations include Pitt having an affair with Allied costar Marion Cotillard. There are rumors Jolie hired a private investigator to follow Pitt. The French actress broke her silence and said she wants to be excluded in the narrative.
Another claim is The 12 Years A Slave actor’s alcohol and weed abuse which caused the couple’s numerous fights. Additionally, Pitt is also facing allegations on child abuse.
A day before the Tomb Raider actress filed divorce, an alleged altercation occurred between Pitt and his oldest son Maddox. The incident happened during the family’s flight from France to California in their private jet. According to Vanity Fair, the situation must be evaluated first before F.B.I. investigations can be conducted.
Following these events, a Facebook post circulated on social media that Brad Pitt is dead. The post says the actor is “under significant stress” because of the divorce and “shot himself in the head at a shooting range.” The appalling news was debunked by snopes.com.
Brad Pitt is not dead. The news is from a clickbait website that steals information from unsuspecting users. A permission to access the user’s profile pops up when trying to go to the link of the news article.
It is not the first time the clickbait website published fake news on death of celebrities. Not long ago, Angelina Jolie was also a victim of celebrity death hoaxes, along with Sylvester Stallone, Jaden Smith and Miley Cyrus, among others.
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