Several sites have been parading headlines about the death of Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage at the age of 52. They claimed that the actor died because of a “serious motorcycle accident.”
There is even another photo showing what was claimed to be the scene of Cage’s motorcycle accident.
However, the line that can be seen under the headline is quite confusing. It presents conflicting facts as it goes, “Nicholas Cage was air lifted ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash.”
What? The headline claimed that he died from a motorcycle accident, but why was a ski patrol mentioned?
Rumor busting site Snopes.com said that the first line that can be seen in the graphic was actually a line from a 2013 death hoax about cage from the site Global Associated News, as it went like this:
“Witnesses indicate that Nicholas Cage lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed. Nicholas Cage was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death,” the report reads.
There is even another graphic claiming to be showing the scene of Cage’s motorcycle accident. In an effort to make it more believable, it even bore the logo of news site CNN.
However, Snopes.com has busted this part of the Cage death hoax as well. The site discovered that the photo in the graphic is actually that of a real motorcycle accident in 2011 that led to the death of a Navy sailor.
As of posting, Cage is very much alive, although he was recently in the headlines after getting involved in a brawl with Motley Crue singer Vince Neil in Las Vegas, which led to the singer facing jail time.
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