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Mr. Rogers

Killer Reputation

Rumor Won't Go Away

1/7/2014 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ten years after Mr. Rogers' death, one rumor about the lovable TV star still persists: That behind those innocent grandpa sweaters ... beat the heart of a cold-blooded assassin!

Yeah, it's total BS. Or is it? TMZ investigates.

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16.

Shana    

Your headline is wrong. There is no D in Rogers. Just sayin'.

286 days ago
17.

Cromulent    

Sniper or not, everybody knows:

Mr. Dressup >>> Mr. Rodgers

286 days ago
18.

smurfya    

Mr. Rogers was thr Jason Bourne of PBS!

286 days ago
19.

Sunshine702    

He was a Christian Minister before getting into children's television. The rumor is total stupid hogwash!

286 days ago
20.

Yurra Knutz    

This is how rumors gets revived.

286 days ago
21.

Bill5martin    

The rumor comes from some people saying he was a sharp shooter in the Vietnam war. Others say he was a sharp shooter in the Korean war. In 5 minutes I did a short investigation using Google. It showed many flaws in both theories. Also supports are not assassin's. Unless you are talking about killing squads that have list of people to target. I consider that straight out assassinations. Marines protecting their fellow soldiers are not assassin's. This is just another non story tmz latched onto. So they could keep their site full of new stories for advertisers.

286 days ago
22.

Moe Greene    

He blew me when I was ten.

286 days ago
23.

Aaron    

TMZ certain people should just be off-limits to your fiction, but I am OK with any attention you draw to Fred Rogers as he was part of what made this Country great. A genuine Man who cared about people - over money, gossip or material things and he was greatly loved by all of us.

Mr. Rogers reputation is based on the fact he went in front of Congress and raised 20 Million Dollars in 1969 which is equivalent to $129 Million today. He raised the money for his programming which taught kids that they are loved and special and I still remember feeling pretty awesome when after watching one of his programs. He had a character that was irreplaceable and taught us that we could learn to love one another and not be afraid of feelings. I am forever thankful for Mr. Rogers and how he made me feel safe a child and taught me lessons I could pass on as an adult.

286 days ago
24.

CremeBrulee    

Ding ding dong!!

286 days ago
25.

DUMPSTERDIVER    

Nice of TMZ to bring up nothing more than rumor about a beloved dead man.
SICK

285 days ago
26.

MOFW711    

The way this rumor got started is because he looks a little like Carlos Hath****. Carlos was a highly decorated Marine sniper in Vietnam.

285 days ago
27.

Saltine Crackas    

Rumor is that TMZ is an underground Gay rights advocate group only hiring the gayest of gays and bashes anyone who doesn't follow their Gay agenda!

285 days ago
28.

Julia    

I live in Pittsburgh. I know people that knew Mr Fred Rogers very well and spoke to him on a daily basis. He was a wonderful, loving, and kind person 365 24 7. How cruel to try to slander his name. I love you, Mr Rogers. RIP

285 days ago
29.

Sashatree    

I actually WORKED WITH FRED during the making of his "Heroes" do***entary. He was an amazing, polite, friendly and wonderful man! He interacted with his staff and fans with the utmost respect and was the person you saw on screen. He swam laps every morning, then meditated, was a vegetarian, and when you spoke with him, he never failed to give you his undivided attention. He was a beautiful and authentic man. It's sad to read such hurtful lies about such a compassionate and loving person.

285 days ago
30.

PokeFangirl    

I always thought that if he had a secret it'd be a bunch o little boys trapped in his basement. I get hat a lot of people loved Mr. Rogers but you can't deny that he has that certain creep/child molester factor going on about him. When I was little I cried every time I heard his voice because he just freaked me the f**k out.

285 days ago
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