Tony Danza is just the latest celebrity not to have died in New Zealand.
Tony Danza is not dead, though the actor has been the victim of the latest in an unabating series of death hoaxes involving a number of celebrities and causing a spike of traffic to the websites perpetuating the misinformation that high-profile but currently quiet celebrities have died either in a rollover car accident or fallen to their deaths on-set in New Zealand.
Tony Danza is not only not dead but is working on some new projects … According to the spurious story, Tony Danza died in a cliff-fall today in New Zealand, and the site says:
“Actor Tony Danza died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning – September 10, 2012. Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available.”
Danza joins a star-studded list of people not to have died in New Zealand, including Robert Duvall, Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise.
And, sort of, Tupac Shakur – who was not found alive and well in New Zealand.
Why New Zealand? It seems that we are (along with Austria) central to the scenarios conjured by a rather morbid online celebrity-death generator, which from time to time creates stories that get picked up.