CyberCriminals are opportunistic, and the sensationalized divorce between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has been used by CyberCriminals for a “celebrity death hoax”, which is unfortunately very lucrative for them.
There are several variants, some claiming it was a hanging, others that he died in a shooting range suicide, or a substance overdose. The scam is currently on Facebook, but you can expect emails with links for “more details” and/or attachments that claim it is a video of his last moments.
Here is one version that making the rounds:
“Brad Pitt, 52, a multi-awarded American actor & husband of Angelina Jolie, 41, shot himself in the head at a shooting range on Sunday. He was under significant stress because the couple ‘were going through a divorce and he had a history of depression’, sources have said.”
Do not click on any links, or open any attachments, from someone that you do not know, or cannot confirm the source. Do not click on any ads or posts that claim to have insider information about a celebrity’s last moments, or videos, etc.