On August 26 2015, it was repoted that the well-known actor and voice talent, James Earl Jones had passed away.
Darth Vader may be dead...
But James Earl Jones did NOT die in Arkabutla, Mississippi. The veteran actor was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, but is still very much alive and well. Known for many roles, not the least of which was the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars trilogy.
The 84-year old actor has had a very long and rewarding career and is still very much active.
How did the rumor start?
It all began with a a news-like link that began circulating via social media. Although the link appeared to point to a real news story, it actually directed users to the prank web site Feednewz.com where they were greeted by a “You Got Owned” meme:
Anyone can create a “prank” headline on FeedNewz.com, a site that encourages users to spread false but sensational claims across the Internet and then encourages those who have already been fooled to continue sharing the joke.