Fact Check

Hillary Clinton Found Dead?

A distasteful prank article spreads misinformation about the former Secretary of State.

Published Jun 1, 2017

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Hillary Clinton was found dead in May 2017.

On 29 May 2017, the Fresh News web site posted a page with the headline "BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Found Dead."

The sub-heading reads "See the report below" and is followed by the music video for Rick Astley's 1987 global megahit "Never Gonna Give You Up."

If you clicked on the article after seeing the headline, expecting to read a report about the death of the former Secretary of State, you've been rickrolled

Hillary Clinton is alive, and gave a public speech two days after this article was published. 

The Fresh News story is nothing more than a distasteful prank.


Dan Mac Guill is a former writer for Snopes.