People began tweeting that Morgan had died on June 10, and the hoax spread like wildfire, horrifying his fans. See some of the tweets here.
The truth is that Morgan is still in critical but stable condition, according to his rep. “He sustained a number of injuries including a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs. He had surgery earlier today on his leg. We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks.”
The rep later stated, “From this point forward, we will only provide updates when there is new information to share.”
Officials charged Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper for the six-car pileup in New Jersey that critically injured Morgan and killed comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair.
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Roper is set to appear in court on Wednesday to face charges of death by auto, and assault by auto.
As Twitter viral death hoaxes go, spreading false news that Tracy Morgan had died from his injuries stemming from a horrific bus crash last Saturday is particularly cruel.