Michael Andrew Fox, famously known by the name Michael J. Fox, is the creator of Michael J. Fox Foundation, committed to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, at age 29. Since then, he became an advocate for research toward finding a cure for PD, while semi-retired from acting.
With a career spanning from the 1970s, he is world renowned for his portrayal of Marty McFly in the "Back to the Future" trilogy. Here are some really interesting things to know about the Canadian-American actor:
1. Death hoax
On 4 August 2018 a fake news website published a story headlined “Beloved Actor and Back to the Future Star Michael J. Fox Has Died at the Age of 57,” asserting that the famous entertainer had just passed away from complications associated with Parkinson’s disease: “On August 2, Michael J Fox arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was self-admitted with complications attributed to Parkinson’s Disease. According to Chief Coroner Jonathan Lucas M.D., Fox had developed pneumonia, a common problem occurring in Parkinson’s sufferers in the later stages of the disease. Tragically, Fox died at 11:24 this morning. Doctors confirmed Fox passed away peacefully and was surrounded by friends and family,” the fake Yahoo! News published.
Many Twitter and Facebook users have shared the link garnering thousands of shares. Many celebs have been targeted with death hoaxes forcing some to confirm that they are still alive with statements.
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