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Kel Mitchell Death

Did Kel Mitchell of 'Kenan & Kel' die in July 2006?

Published July 17, 2006


Claim:   Kel Mitchell (of Nickelodeon's Kenan & Kel) died in July 2006.

Status:   False.

Example:   [Collected via e-mail, 2006]

Kel Mitchell, otherwise known as Kel Kimble in the hit TV show 'Kenan & Kell' died on Sunday night at his home in LA. The reason for his death is currently unknown.

Kel Mitchell was in other productions after 'Kenan & Kell' such as The Power of One: The Pokemon 2000 Movie Special Good Burger, which produced many famous quotes including the famously used "Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger! Can I take your order? "

Kell Mitchell, leaves behind 2 children names Allure and Lyric, and his wife Tyisha Hampton.

Please repost this and show your support for a much loved figure of TV culture. Repost with the title R.I.P. Hopefully Kel will be remembered for his fun, and good nature...

'Who loves orange soda? Kell loves orange soda i do i do i dooooooo'


25 August 1978 - 9 July 2006

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Kel Mitchell

the earlier hoax about Jaleel White, the above-quoted account of a young TV star's death was spread through the online world via an e-mail forward passed from inbox to inbox, this one apparently originating with the MySpace social networking site.

In this instance, 27-year-old actor Kel Mitchell, popularly known for his work on Nickelodeon's comedy/variety show All That and his portrayal of Kel Kimble on the 1996-2000 Nickelodeon series Kenan & Kel, was said to have died of "unknown causes" during the night on 9 July 2006.

However, several days after the young actor's putative death, nary a mention of his supposed passing has appeared in any news outlets, and (similar to the case of another Nickelodeon star, Blue's Clues host Steve Burns) unfounded rumors about the demise of Kel Mitchell (and his Kenan & Kel co-star, Kenan Thompson) have been circulated before.

It appears safe to chalk this one up as yet another Internet-spread celebrity death hoax.

Last updated:   17 July 2006

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