Claim: Actor Ben Savage was killed in a
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2006]
RIP COREY MATTHEWS
Saturday, September 16th Ben Savage passed away at Memorial Hospital in Canton, Ohio at
Ben best known as Corey Matthews from the comedy sit com Boy Meets World was intoxicated during the accident which ultimately prevented his recovery. Rest In Peace Ben Savage, “Corey Matthews” You will be greatly missed.
Origins: This item about the drunk-driving death of actor Ben Savage, best known for his portrayal of adolescent Cory Matthews in the TV series Boy Meets World (and younger brother of Fred Savage, star of the nostalgic TV series The Wonder Years) appears to be yet another Internet-spread celebrity death hoax, this one spread primarily via the MySpace social networking site.
Although this blurb claims Ben Savage died on
Last updated: 21 September 2006
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