WWE Hall of Famer and legendary play-by-play man “Good ol'” Jim Ross was the victim of a Twitter hacking and death hoax on Sunday afternoon. His account, @JRsBBQ, posted the following:
We are shocked and saddened to bring you the news that Jim Ross has sadly passed away. Long time friend @WhiteLeedsSite was with him at the time of his passing and it was said to be very peaceful. We will be making a further statement shortly.
If linking to “WhiteLeedsFan” wasn’t enough of a tell, there’s this:
The account is suspended as of the time of this posting, but here’s the good news: the 63-year old Ross is very much alive, and, as far as I know, has no opinion on Leeds United. The death hoax is a social media classic which routinely kills Hulk Hogan, as well as other, “well, I might believe that” celebrities like Macaulay Culkin and Hugh Hefner.
The day that Jim Ross dies will be a sad one, but it’s not today.