Disclaimer: This all went down two weeks ago but I was busy canoodling with supermodels in between classified missions so it’s new and great to me.
There’s nothing like a good internet death hoax, amirite? Of course I am. The internet will believe anything. The trick is picking the target and the backstory. And thanks to the horrific Django Unchained death by dogs scene, one clever individual on Tumblr saw his opportunity to proclaim hard-working actor Ato Essandoh — best known for Copper, “Smiling African Drummer”, and various other appearances in film and television — dead.
This nifty TIL viral graphic did the trick:
Dude is simply a delight. And my new favorite actor. As far as I’m concerned he made up the death hoax himself. That’s just creative and opportunistic PR.