In what can only be described as shocking, distasteful and a gross oversight on checking facts, a little known website killed off Bollywood superstar, Amitabh Bachchan, late yesterday, claiming he had passed away in a car accident in the United States.
PR Guru, Dale Bhagwagar, sent me a mail with a screen-grab of the disgusting “news report” which looks like it was only written to grab eyeballs.
The website goes on to state: “(Local Team News 9) Amitabh Bachan died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident and was identified by photo ID found on his body. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in this accident – June 26, 2012.
Highway Safety Investigators have told reporters that Amitabh Bachan lost control while driving a friend’s vehicle on Interstate 80 and rolled the vehicle several times killing him instantly.
The vehicle was believed to have been traveling at approximately 95 miles per hour in a 55mph zone at the time of the accident. Witnesses have stated that Amitabh Bachan’s car crossed the double lines several times prior to the accident and hit the center lane divider causing the vehicle to flip and roll.
Toxicology tests will be performed to determine whether he was driving under the influence, however initial findings indicate that durgs or alcohol did not contribute in any way to this accident as it was more likely to been caused by road conditions.
Memorial services for Amitabh Bachan have not yet been announced. The service is expected to be a closed casket funeral due to the severe head trauma.”
Of course, this news went viral on social networking sites and Twitter went into overdrive with users trying to confirm the news of the superstars death.
Even now, the website has not taken down the post.
Meanwhile the Big B. has been traveling and tweeting as usual!
PS. This probably all started at a celebrity hoax generating site like this. Sheesh.