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Bogus Report Circulating That Tom Hanks Has Died

11/16/2006 12:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A report is swirling around the Internet that Tom Hanks died this morning after falling off a cliff in New Zealand during a movie shoot. TMZ is told by New Zealand authorities that the report is totally bogus.

An official from Interpol, the police in Wellington, New Zealand, confirms to TMZ that no report of an accidental death has been taken and they are certain no such incident occurred.

TMZ has obtained a photo of Tom Hanks taken just yesterday in Ontario, California, during the filming of "Charlie Wilson's War."
Screenshot of Bogis Tom Hanks report

It appears, a website that touts hoaxes, is responsible for the fake story.


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Jason Kneeley    

I find it hard to believe there is a site out there dedicated to providing this type of falsehood. What kind of gratification could you possibly get out of lying about someone's death? Tom Hanks is also a #1 in my book, I think he's an incredible actor, who's ablilty and legacy are unmatched. He has created some of the best roles in history that will forever be cherished in so many hearts around the globe. My personal favorite being FORREST GUMP, what an awesome movie! He was recently nominated for Favorite Male Movie Star, as well as his most recent film The DaVinci Code, nominated for New Favorite Movie Drama for the upcoming People's Choice Awards. Be sure to cast your votes, I got to vote the day the nominations came out because I work with the People's Choice Community.

2884 days ago


Shame on for that b.s. story. Tom Hanks is a great actor, do they have nothing to do but come up with all this stupid news? They should be going to hell for that.

2880 days ago

Julie Shimer    

Um, I can report with 100% accuracy that Tom Hanks is NOT a Scientologist.

2822 days ago


whew, for a minute, i thought we were never going to have the chance to witness the bosum buddies reunion.

2897 days ago


fakeawish already was responsible for zillion of teenage fangirls trying to kill themselves because the same story was already around about Orlando Bloom being the one that fell off that cliff.

2897 days ago


I almost fell for this story last month with Orlando Bloom. There is a bogus news generator website that spits this out -

Tom Hanks, Orlando Bloom or whomever else you decide to put in there.

2897 days ago

Alyn Brodsky    

Better it should happen-for real--to the other Tom. Hanks, a sperb actor, is also a Scientologist, but at least he doesn't try to proselytize like that dwarf-faggot Cruise.

2897 days ago


It would be more interesting to watch him die then to watch him on screen. Is he the worst Actor in America or what?

2897 days ago

Lynette Carrington

Basically, change the name in the address and it will show whatever person you want in the exact same news story.

2897 days ago


#5 What the hell? Are you crazy, Tom Hanks is an awesome actor he ranks in the #1's...come on like you would be a better actor!

2897 days ago


What is this world coming to, a report is out that someone may have died (real or not) and all you can say is that he was a lousy actor anyway or that you would rather see him dead than on-screen. You people are pathetic and hatefull. The site is full of people who don't have a nice thing to say about anyone! There are some who do say nice things, but the majority are negative. If you don't like someone, don't watch their movied, buy their records etc. You can comment about a story without trashing the person completely!

2897 days ago


TMZ you will do anything for to take noting was that headlines necessary all i saw at first Tom Hanks died You are crazy and owe Tom Hanks and your and his fans a big apology. And stop writing about the same sluts over and over again. We are so sick of it. Why they are even in the lime light i dont even know they are not entertainers, just $$ try to get real stories that are intelligent to report oh say, Ryan Gosling, his producing, his acting, his volueentering, he has it all. Start reporting positive stuff. Your stuff is going downhill real sleaze similiar to the National Enquirer.

2897 days ago


my2cents - You are correct. This site is not so much about the true feelings of the posters, it has become a pi$$ing contest to see who can post the most disgusting, hateful comments. There is no prize, however, so I don't see the point.

2897 days ago


LOL...that is some effed up sheisser!

2897 days ago

jewish smewish,,    

u kno guys these people will die EVENTUALLY......who the f*** is so LOW as to create such a site? dont they have better things to do or are they THAT WELL PAID?!

2897 days ago
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