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Is Chris Tucker dead?

Is Chris Tucker dead?

Rumours about Chris Tucker having died have been dominating internet trends but the speculation is not true.

The actor, famed for role in the Rush Hour franchise, is very much alive and well from our checks.

Why is ‘Chris Tucker dead’ trending?

Chris Tucker is the latest person to fall foul of a celebrity death hoax, which sweeps the internet from time to time.

The twisted rumour appears to have started when a YouTube channel called Celeb TV posted a video on October 1, 2022 which claimed that the actor had been a victim of a shooting.

Since then it has picked up more than 290,000 views which led many people to wonder if the 51 year-old from Atlanta had died.

There is no reason to suspect Tucker has died – with no official reports confirming this.

Many fans took to social media to express their relief the star wasn’t dead.

Has Chris Tucker said anything about the death hoax?

Chris Tucker hasn’t addressed the rumours publicly but several reputable sources have stated he is not deceased.

Some Twitter users believe the hoax was started after Rush Hour, starring Tucker, was released on Netflix.

On frustrated user fan: “Chris Tucker back in relevance because of Rush Hour being on Netflix & now y’all spreading lies about him dying smh. Whoever started that must be stopped.

Where is Chris Tucker now?

While Tucker is very much alive, his current whereabouts are not known.

He has not posted on his Instagram account @christucker for the past two weeks.

What TV shows and movies has he starred in?

Born Christopher Tucker on August 31, 1971, Tucker has built up a popular following for his comedy and TV work.

He is perhaps best loved for his role of Detective James Carter in Rush Hour and the 1995 classic Friday.

In 2021, it was reported the actor rejected the chance to join up with co-star Ice Cube to star for a sequel to the latter despite being offered a $10-12 million handout.

At the time, Tucker, who is Christian, said he would not commit to a new film because of religious reasons.

However the actor failed to rule out featuring in a follow up film in the future if the director offers him a “great script.”

He told All Urban: “I always add if they come to me with a great script and a great idea, I’d definitely consider it.

“But it’s been so long ago and that character became such a great character. I don’t wanna mess it up.”

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