Scott Baio is not dead, despite a story published by Global Associated News, which reported that the actor was involved in a tragic watercraft accident while on vacation in Turks and Caicos and died from his injuries.
The news site claimed, Actor Scott Baio died while on a personal vacation in Turks and Caicos early this morning from injuries sustained in a Jet-Ski accident - December 14, 2011. The site went on to add, Preliminary reports from Turks and Caicos Police officials indicate that the actor struck a concrete boat slip in a marina on Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
According to Gossip Cop, the story is completely false and the actor is alive. But the false story has gone viral on Twitter and other social media sites. It was noticed that #RIPScottBaio was trending on Twitter. Fans were trying to deny the false allegations at the same time that other people were trying to drive traffic to the falsely edited Wikipedia page. But once the edit was removed and the page was back to normal, others began to twitpic an image of the erroneous Wikipedia edit and spread that around.
Baio, 51, is best known for his roles as Chachi Arcola on the sitcom Happy Days and its spin-off, Joanie Loves Chachi, and as the title character on the sitcom Charles in Charge.
A series of fake celebrity death reports have begun to dominate news and activity on Twitter nowadays. Fake death stories about Adam Sandler, Missy Elliott, Akon and David Guetta were spread recently.