Lex Luger was the latest victim of an online hoax after an individual edited his Wikipedia page and claimed that he died of a heart attack on February 2nd, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Thousands of fans took notice of the Wikipedia edit and Luger saw a spike in searches asking if he’s dead or alive.
A fan brought the attention of the hoax to Luger on Twitter, which got his response. You can check out the exchange below:
I really hate that I'm asking this, it could be #fakenews but I need to know: @GenuineLexLuger are you still alive? I hate that I'm asking because people can be cruel claiming people are dead. I saw it on #Wikipedia pic.twitter.com/gSocRZ1vD4
— DrewRisesAfterNaps (@TheCandrewBlane) February 3, 2018
Oh my goodness !!!
I'm alive and well !!! https://t.co/H8dWoikbfH
— Lex Luger (@GenuineLexLuger) February 3, 2018