Death hoaxes

FALSE: Ogie Alcasid found dead in his car

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FALSE: Ogie Alcasid found dead in his car
Ogie Alcasid is alive. The video report used to make the claim is about another death.
Claim:

Singer Ogie Alcasid was found dead in his car.

The site timelineupdatesvibes.blogspot.com posted the headline, “BREAKING NEWS:Ogie Alcasid Natagpuang Patay sa Mismong Loob ng Kanyang Sasakyan sa Harap ng Kanilang Bahay.” (BREAKING NEWS: Ogie Alcasid was found dead in his car right in front of their house.)

When clicked, the site redirects to a randomnames.club webpage that contains a “Trending News” logo and a video entitled, “R.I.P Ogie Alcasid.”

This claim was flagged by Facebook Claim Check, a tool for detecting dubious content.

Rating: FALSE
The facts:

Alcasid is alive. The video report used to make the claim is about another death.

The link to the embedded video leads to a GMA News video entitled, “Lalaki, natagpuang patay sa loob ng SUV.” (Man found dead inside SUV.) It was uploaded on September 25, 2018.

The video contains 3 news clips, the first of which reports that an unnamed man was found dead in his SUV in Las Piñas City. The entirety of the video makes no mention of Alcasid.

The singer also addressed the claim in an Instagram post, saying it is “fake news.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDGTsK3FwQv/?igshid=b1cn01w3g722

He had more recent Instagram posts as well, including 4 posts on Wednesday, July 29.

The site randomnames.club has been used to post other death hoaxes, such as those of comedian Michael V and actress Bela Padilla, as well as other false claims. – Loreben Tuquero/Rappler.com

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