Did Adam Sandler die? The bizarre social media trend "Adam Sandler dead" has created quite a stir among netizens. Take a look at the mixed reactions of fans on Twitter.
Several online users began to wonder if the allegations about renowned actor Adam Sandler's death were true, but it appears that the "50 First Dates" star is pretty much alive.
Sandler recently attended the world premiere of his latest film "Hustle" at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, alongside his co-star, NBA star LeBron James and actress Queen Latifah.
Adam Sandler attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images
WHY IS 'ADAM SANDLER DEAD' TRENDING ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Rumors of Sandler's untimely demise began to surface on TikTok and Twitter, presumably as part of a bizarre fad, causing concern among the actor's avid supporters.
The outlandish online trend allegedly claimed that the 55-year-old actor died of drowning, while another rumor reportedly stated that Sandler passed away after being involved in a fatal accident.
Adam Sandler attends screening of Netflix's "The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)" at Directors Guild Of America on October 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
Another netizen claimed to be devastated by the legendary actor's passing, posting on the online platform "no one even addressed it" along with a blue heart emoji.
However, it was determined that some social media users were engaging in an odd trend of informing other netizens about Sandler's alleged death to garner real-time reactions.
After learning that the trend was a hoax, most netizens were visibly shocked and outraged by the erroneous information. Another fan felt relieved, while an irate user posted, "do not play with me on this fine morning."
Meanwhile, another user dismissed allegations of Sandler's untimely demise, asserting that the veteran actor is "pretty much alive" and is rarely seen online because he no longer stars in comedy films.
Besides being busy promoting his new film "Hustle," Sandler has other new projects in the works. The famous actor also kept a low profile, which fueled suspicions about his alleged death.
WHO IS ADAM SANDLER?
Along with being a stand-up comedian and actor, Sandler is also a filmmaker. At 17, Sandler made his first foray into stand-up comedy when he hit the stage at a Boston comedy club.
An agent named Dennis Miller "discovered" Sandler while working at a comedy club in Los Angeles and sent him to Saturday Night Live. He then rose to fame on "SNL" from 1990 to 1995 before going on to star in many movies.
Sandler's other major movies include "Big Daddy" in 1999, "Grown Ups" in 2010, "Just Go With It" in 2011, and "Blended" in 2014. He also co-starred in the 2019 film "Uncut Gems" with Julia Fox.
Sandler continues to do stand-up and earns more than $400,000 every performance. The comic is happily married to Jackie, with whom he shares two children - daughters, Sadie, 19, and Sunny, 13.