Fans Debunk James Spader Heart Attack Rumors as Hoax

Spader's Wikipedia page, as well as his IMDB page and Google biography, all listing him as still alive

Key Takeaways

  • A video claiming James Spader had passed away on June 9th “due to complications from a heart attack went viral.
  • The hoax gained more traction after a Twitter user shared an edited Wikipedia page showing Spader’s “Years Active” as 1978-2024.
  • The hoax about James Spader’s heart attack was quickly disproven across social media platforms.

Acclaimed actor James Spader was the subject of d*ath hoax rumors that spread like wildfire across social media this week after a TikTok video claimed he had suffered a fatal heart attack.

The viral misinformation began on June 10th when the TikTok account news.wave_” posted a video claiming Spader had passed away on June 9th “due to complications from a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles.”

The baseless video racked up nearly 900,000 views as it was reshared across TikTok and Twitter.

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Another TikTok user named “oliviaeyy” shared the same video with disbelief.

Fans immediately called out the claims as untrue in comment sections, citing a lack of reputable sources reporting on Spader’s supposed de*th.

It seems to be a lie,” one commented.

It’s another James Spader in Florida,” claimed another, referring to someone of the same name.

The hoax appeared to gain more traction after a Twitter user shared an edited Wikipedia page showing Spader’s “Years Active” as 1978-2024, fueling beliefs the 64-year-old actor had di*d this year.

However, a quick check showed that Spader’s Wikipedia page, IMDB page, and Google biography all list him as still alive.

The rumors were definitively put to rest when Twitter user Tina Marie, who said she had previously spoken to Spader, confirmed,

“James Spader is still alive and did not have a heart attack.”

Tina Marie

As per research, the “news.wave_” TikTok account appears to spread misinformation, with its bio readingDark Humour Don’t get mad” and several other false celebrity de*th videos.

While brief panic ensued among some fans, the hoax about James Spader’s heart attack was quickly disproven across social media platforms.

In Case You Didn’t Know

  • After turning 50, James Spader became more concerned about his health because of the number of people dying of heart attacks in their 50s.
  • James is an award-winning actor with three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in his name.
  • The talented actor’s favorite genre is psychological thriller.

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