Breaking news: Christian Slater is NOT dead

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Christian Slater has not died in a snowboarding accident, despite what you might have read on the internet.

A fast-spreading internet rumour has spread across social networks claiming that the Hollywood actor, who starred in movies such as “Heathers”, “The Name of the Rose” and “True Romance”, was killed when he lost control of his snowboard and hit a tree at high speed, while on holiday in Zermatt, Switzerland.

Some concerned fans of Christian Slater even posted links to what appeared to be a genuine news website, seemingly confirming the breaking story:

If the news were true, it would no doubt be reported on the outlets of other news organisations around the world.

But despite “Christian Slater” currently trending on Twitter, the likes of the BBC and CNN are strangely silent on the movie star’s death.

The truth, of course, is that Christian Slater is not dead. And neither is Tom…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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