History Main / ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated

6th Feb '16 9:15:38 PM Eddy1215
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* This was Aang's status for half of the third season of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' following the second season finale, where Azula killed Aang only for Katara to bring him back. While Sokka was excited to have such a stealthy advantage, Aang was initially upset that the world thought their only hope to end the war was gone forever, but eventually decided it was best that the world not know the Avatar was alive for now. Unfortunately, Azula, being the DangerouslyGenreSavvy MagnificentBastard she is, had a feeling that Aang was alive and not only had a plan to defend against the Gaang's invasion, but also make them waste their stealthy advantage.
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* This was Aang's status for half of the third season of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' following the second season finale, where Azula killed Aang only for Katara to bring him back. [[InnocentlyInsensitive While Sokka was excited to have such a stealthy advantage, advantage]], Aang was initially upset that the world thought their only hope to end the war was gone forever, but eventually decided it was best that the world not know the Avatar was alive for now. Unfortunately, Azula, being the DangerouslyGenreSavvy MagnificentBastard she is, had a feeling that Aang was alive and not only had a plan to defend against the Gaang's invasion, but also make them waste their stealthy advantage.
6th Feb '16 9:10:03 PM Eddy1215
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See also FirstLawOfResurrection, where character was meant to be KilledOffForReal, but was brought back from the dead in sequels.
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See also FirstLawOfResurrection, where character was meant to be KilledOffForReal, but was brought back from the dead in sequels. sequels. A form of DramaticIrony if the audience is aware he's alive while the characters aren't.
3rd Feb '16 10:07:42 PM Premonition45
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* Abe Vigoda, known for his acting roles in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Series/BarneyMiller'', was wrongly reported as dead in 1982 by ''People'' magazine. Vigoda found this amusing, and had a photo published in ''Variety'' of himself sitting up in a coffin reading the mistaken issue of ''People''. Today, [[http://www.abevigoda.com abevigoda.com]] provides real-time updates on the status of Abe Vigoda (current status: Abe Vigoda is '''dead''' as of 26th January, 2016.) When he died, [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer many news reports had to state that this]] ''[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer wasn't]]'' [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer a hoax]].
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* Abe Vigoda, known for his acting roles in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Series/BarneyMiller'', was wrongly reported as dead in 1982 by ''People'' magazine. Vigoda found this amusing, and had a photo published in ''Variety'' of himself sitting up in a coffin reading the mistaken issue of ''People''. In 1987, it happened again after a reporter from Secaucus, New Jersey, mistakenly called him "the late Abe Vigoda", which once again prompted much amusement and what spawned the RunningGag about Vigoda's "dead or alive" status. Today, [[http://www.abevigoda.com abevigoda.com]] provides real-time updates on the status of Abe Vigoda (current status: Abe Vigoda is '''dead''' as of 26th January, 2016.) When he died, [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer many news reports had to state that this]] ''[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer wasn't]]'' [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer a hoax]].
31st Jan '16 4:35:00 PM Quanyails
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* [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker and later, Jill Valentine]] both fall under this trope; Wesker in VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica and Jill in VideoGame/ResidentEvil5.
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* [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker and later, Jill Valentine]] both fall under this trope; Wesker in VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' and Jill in VideoGame/ResidentEvil5.''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''.
29th Jan '16 8:21:10 PM Premonition45
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* Abe Vigoda, known for his acting roles in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Series/BarneyMiller'', was wrongly reported as dead in 1982 by ''People'' magazine. Vigoda found this amusing, and had a photo published in ''Variety'' of himself sitting up in a coffin reading the mistaken issue of ''People''. Today, [[http://www.abevigoda.com abevigoda.com]] provides real-time updates on the status of Abe Vigoda (current status: Abe Vigoda is '''dead''' as of 26th January, 2016.)
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* Abe Vigoda, known for his acting roles in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Series/BarneyMiller'', was wrongly reported as dead in 1982 by ''People'' magazine. Vigoda found this amusing, and had a photo published in ''Variety'' of himself sitting up in a coffin reading the mistaken issue of ''People''. Today, [[http://www.abevigoda.com abevigoda.com]] provides real-time updates on the status of Abe Vigoda (current status: Abe Vigoda is '''dead''' as of 26th January, 2016.)) When he died, [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer many news reports had to state that this]] ''[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer wasn't]]'' [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer a hoax]].
26th Jan '16 2:46:05 PM captainmarkle
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Sadly.
* Abe Vigoda, known for his acting roles in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Series/BarneyMiller'', was wrongly reported as dead in 1982 by ''People'' magazine. Vigoda found this amusing, and had a photo published in ''Variety'' of himself sitting up in a coffin reading the mistaken issue of ''People''. Today, [[http://www.abevigoda.com abevigoda.com]] provides real-time updates on the status of Abe Vigoda (current status: Abe Vigoda is '''alive'''.)
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* Abe Vigoda, known for his acting roles in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Series/BarneyMiller'', was wrongly reported as dead in 1982 by ''People'' magazine. Vigoda found this amusing, and had a photo published in ''Variety'' of himself sitting up in a coffin reading the mistaken issue of ''People''. Today, [[http://www.abevigoda.com abevigoda.com]] provides real-time updates on the status of Abe Vigoda (current status: Abe Vigoda is '''alive'''.'''dead''' as of 26th January, 2016.)

* TomKenny discussed on Creator/MarcMaron's podcast how he was once reported dead, and how he thinks that something like that is more likely to happen to someone like him, who's relatively well known but not super well known like someone like George Clooney, so it takes longer to debunk. Same thing happened to Rodger Bumpass, although he himself has claimed this to be untrue. The AuthorExistenceFailure of Eberhard Prueter, Squidward's ''German'' voice, might cause some confusion for a while.
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* TomKenny Creator/TomKenny discussed on Creator/MarcMaron's podcast how he was once reported dead, and how he thinks that something like that is more likely to happen to someone like him, who's relatively well known but not super well known like someone like George Clooney, so it takes longer to debunk. Same thing happened to Rodger Bumpass, although he himself has claimed this to be untrue. The AuthorExistenceFailure of Eberhard Prueter, Squidward's ''German'' voice, might cause some confusion for a while.

* In the Christmas charity livestreams for [[LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} the Yogscast]] in 2013, LetsPlay/SimonLane put a photo of fellow member Alex "Parv" Parvis (also the guitarist for the band Music/{{Area 11}}) onscreen, claimed he'd died and said that the photo was a mini-memorial. It very promptly became a meme in the form of "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin RIP PARV]]", in no small part thanks to people who believed it was true, and he came back from a gig with the band that very evening to [[https://twitter.com/Area11Parvis/status/407302458290208768 find out he was "dead"]]. Even after he cleared the situation up, there are people who still didn't believe he was still alive nearly seven months later.
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* In the Christmas charity livestreams for [[LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} the Yogscast]] in 2013, LetsPlay/SimonLane put a photo of fellow member Alex "Parv" Parvis (also the guitarist for the band Music/{{Area 11}}) onscreen, claimed he'd died and said that the photo was a mini-memorial. It very promptly became a meme in the form of "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin RIP PARV]]", in no small part thanks to people who believed it was true, and he came back from a gig with the band that very evening to [[https://twitter.com/Area11Parvis/status/407302458290208768 find out he was "dead"]]. Even after he cleared the situation up, there are were people who still didn't believe he was still alive nearly seven months later.

* Sometime in 2008, Music/MileyCyrus' website was hacked with a message saying that she was killed by a drunk driver. Presumably, she wasn't impressed. (As of 2015, she's still alive and still doing music.)
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* Sometime in 2008, Music/MileyCyrus' website was hacked with a message saying that she was killed by a drunk driver. Presumably, she wasn't impressed. (As of 2015, 2016, she's still alive and still doing music.)
23rd Jan '16 11:47:28 PM Eddy1215
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* [[Anime/TekkenBloodVengeance Heihachi Mishima]] [[TheReveal is not as dead as most people think.]] [[MeleeATrois He shows up for the three-way brawl between himself, his son and grandson.]] -->'''Heihachi:''' It feels good to be back. Hiding in the shadows after faking your own death is a bore. In fact it's downright tedious. -->'''Kazuya:''' I thought I've thrown you into the depths of Hell. -->'''Heihachi:''' Ha! If you thought that was enough to kill me, you are gravely mistaken.

* [[TekkenBloodVengeance Heihachi Mishima]] [[TheReveal is not as dead as most people think.]] [[MeleeATrois He shows up for the three-way brawl between himself, his son and grandson.]] -->'''Heihachi:''' It feels good to be back. Hiding in the shadows after faking your own death is a bore. In fact it's downright tedious. -->'''Kazuya:''' I thought I've thrown you into the depths of Hell. -->'''Heihachi:''' Ha! If you thought that was enough to kill me, you are gravely mistaken.
23rd Jan '16 10:30:47 PM Naram-Sin
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Not actually from Illinois
* "I was never killed by Holmes or anyone else." Illinois businesswoman Kate Durkee on learning that she was being counted among H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle victims, 1896.
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* "I was never killed by Holmes or anyone else." Illinois businesswoman Businesswoman Kate Durkee on learning that she was being counted among H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle victims, 1896.
21st Jan '16 11:22:45 PM Naram-Sin
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* "I was never killed by Holmes or anyone else." Illinois businesswoman Kate Durkee on learning that she was being counted among H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle victims.
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* "I was never killed by Holmes or anyone else." Illinois businesswoman Kate Durkee on learning that she was being counted among H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle victims.victims, 1896.
21st Jan '16 5:08:47 PM twilicorn
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* This trope happened to Creator/JackieChan sometime in 2013, but it didn't take long for it to be confirmed as a hoax.
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