Reports of Tom Cruise involved in a deadly accident surfaced this morning when Queensland, Australia, Local News 9 reported that the actor was killed in a single vehicle accident that occurred between Ipswich and willowbank at approximately 5:30 a.m.
The news report claims that Tom Cruise is believed to be in the area while on vacation. The Royal Queensland Police identified the Hollywood star by a photo ID found at the scene. What's more, no trace of alcohol and drugs were found at the scene of the accident.
Local News 9 also claimed that the Willowbank connector highway is notorious for its dangerous stretches of winding road.
Naturally, other media outlets scrambled to gain more details of the story. Eventually, the deadly Tom Cruise accident turned out to be a hoax.
Tom Cruise is just the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax, reported the Inquisitr. Not only was Tom Cruise not involved in an accident on 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Cruise attended the L.A. premiere of his latest action movie, "Oblivion," 12 hours later.
A popular celebrity that frequents the front page of entertainment columns across the world, the latest Tom Cruise accident hoax is not the first. In fact, according to the Inquisitr, Tom Cruise was rumored dead no less than three times in 2010. What's more, all the death hoax reports occurred in New Zealand. The first 2010 hoax claimed Tom Cruise lost his life in a car accident, the second reported Cruise falling off a cliff, and the third announced the actor was killed in a plumbing accident.
As odd as death by plumbing accident may sound, it is probably less likely for Tom Cruise to perish from a car accident.
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