If only there were some way for people to realize the reports today that Wayne Knight, better known as Newman from Seinfeld, were fake. Like the fact that usmagazine.us is not only not the the URL for the magazine, it’s not even the name of US Weekly, which, as you may further know, being a somewhat discerning person, has a lot more than 14 likes on Facebook, as seen in the top corner of the site in question. It also tends to have more than 5 stories posted on its site at any given time, and most of them aren’t about obscure actor deaths. Furthermore, legitimate entertainment news sources don’t tend to use the name of fictional character in lieu of, you know, the person’s actual name when announcing their deaths.
Then, if you really want to get technical, you could read the piece in question, notice the fake embedded tweets, (also mirrored here on a similar knockoff of TMZ). And, if you really need a little more evidence, you could consider the fact that emergency service personnel who arrive on the scene of an accident don’t often times tweet out the identity of the person whose life they’re about to try to save, never mind the name of the character and the show he was on.
In summary, everyone, as usual, is fucking dumb.