Hollywood star Will Smith’s son, actor Jaden Smith, become a victim of a hoax on Sunday night after several reports surfaced online claiming the 18-year-old had committed suicide.
After several fans got on to social media to express their shock, Jaden’s representatives issued a statement in which they announced he is still alive.
“He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimised by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” read the statement.
This is not the first hoax involving Jaden Smith’s death. Last month, similar reports surfaced online, which claimed that Smith had committed suicide by hanging himself.
Why does everyone think Jaden Smith is dead— Emma Kelly (@emmak7183) September 11, 2016
SOMEONE TELL ME IF JADEN SMITH IS DEAD OR NOT IM FREAKING OUT— elbows (@elledesjardins) September 11, 2016
I want to know who spreads these rumours about Jaden Smith being dead again and AGAIN ??!!!— Archana Vijaya (@archanavijaya) September 11, 2016
my mom was convinced jaden smith was dead for 10 minutes then saw the source realized it was fake scrolled down n thinks hes dead again— AYE BRUH BRUH (@jazurs) September 11, 2016
Why people think Jaden Smith is dead 😂 like fr? Stop this hoax 😂😂🙏🏽— Elisepa Felila (@ElisepaF) September 10, 2016