The Hoax Surrounding Sam Elliot’s Death

The Hoax Surrounding Sam Elliot’s Death

The Hoax Surrounding Sam Elliot’s Death

Who is Sam Elliot?

Samuel Pack Elliott who was born on August 9, 1944, is an American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a National Board of Review Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Emmy Awards. Sacramento, California, U.S.

Is Sam Elliot Still Alive?

News of actor Sam Elliott’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in The Big Lebowski or Tombstone is alive and well.

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Sam Elliott’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actor’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (May 12, 2023), our beloved actor Sam Elliott passed away. Sam Elliott was born on August 9, 1944 in Sacramento. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 78-year-old actor was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.


On Saturday (May 13) the actor’s reps officially confirmed that Sam Elliott is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.