Scott Baio, actor and television director, killed in a freak accident is a celebrity death hoax. There is no truth to a report that Baio died in an accident. Rather, the actor and outspoken supporter for President Donald Trump is the subject of another death hoax months after a previous one.
Where did this celebrity death hoax originate? The Last Line of Defense published the celebrity death hoax on March 25, 2018, claiming that Baio was killed in a freak accident. You can read it below.
The celebrated thespian and former heartthrob, who recently reinvented himself by becoming a conservative political activist and ardent Trump-supporter and apologist, has passed away. His body was found late Saturday night in his private den by his commonlaw husband and fellow actor, Willie Aames. Baio was 57.
Local police are working with Aames to determine the cause of Mr. Baio’s death, which appears to have been accidental. The diminutive star of “Joanie Loves Chachi” was also an amateur biologist, and his den had been converted into what Aames described as the : “Chach-Lab.” The “Bibleman” actor spoke briefly to LLOD’S Dead Celebrity Correspondent Jackson Bowman.
However, there is no truth to the above story. What is the problem with the story to make it false? For one thing, there is no legitimate news coverage of Baio having died.
Additionally, Baio is not married to Willie Aames, his co-star of Charles in Charge. Rather, Baio is married to Renee Sloan since 2007, who recently announced that she has microvascular brain disease. The disease impacts the small blood vessels in the brain, If left untreated, it “can contribute to mental decline, strokes, walking and balance problems, and dementia,” according to Healthline.
A previous death hoax in May 2017 suggested that Baio dead in a small plane crash on his way to play golf with Trump at Mar-a-Lago. So, obviously, Last Line of Defense has an issue with the actor.
Here is an example of someone sharing the celebrity death hoax on social media.
Bye! (Is this bad? Nope!) https://t.co/ICJ5J4NqO2
— LatherLand (@Lather222) March 25, 2018
Baio is known for his role as Chachi Arcola on the sitcom Happy Days (1977–1984) and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi (1982–1983), as well as the title character on the sitcom Charles in Charge (1984–1990), Dr. Jack Stewart in the medical-mystery-drama series Diagnosis: Murder (1993–1995), and the titular hero of the musical film Bugsy Malone (1976), his onscreen debut.
Finally and most importantly, The Last Line of Defense carries the following disclaimer:
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, OR ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
If you disagree with the definition of satire or have decided it is synonymous with “comedy,” you should really just move along.
What did you think of the celebrity death hoax about Baio having been killed in a freak accident? Did you believe the celebrity death hoax or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.
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