Claim: Pro wrestler Hulk Hogan committed suicide in September 2015.

Example: [Collected via e-mail, October 2015]

An article says Hulk Hogan committed suicide; please tell me its not true.

Origins: On 4 September 2015, the web site Gummy Post published an article reporting that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound:

Wrestling legend, Terry Gene Bollea born August 11, 1953, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, committed suicide this morning according to his daughter Brooke hogan.

Brooke hogan found his father in a pool of blood in his room with a 32 caliber still in his hand. Wrestling fans all around the world are now mourning the loss of a great wrestler and a legend.

While the Gummy Post reported that “wrestling fans all around the world” are now mourning the loss of Hulk Hogan, no official statement about his having died was released by the WWE, nor have any major publications reported on the wrestler’s death. Additionally, Hulk Hogan has been surprisingly active for someone who allegedly took his life a few months earlier, even continuing to make personal appearances:

While Gummy Post does not include a disclaimer identifying itself as a fake news web site, that publication frequently posts inaccurate, exaggerated, and outright fake stories.

Last updated: 4 November 2015

Originally published: 4 November 2015