Hoax Alert: TMZ Imitator Publishes Fake Lamar Odom Death Report

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  • by: Alan Duke

Beware of imitators. A website that purports to be associated with celebrity news site TMZ has published stories that say former NBA star and Kardashian spouse Lamar Odom has died. But TMZ sets the record straight in a Facebook post: "We are in NO WAY affiliated with that site. Furthermore, that report is false. If you're not on TMZ.com (and our social media platforms) ... it ain't us."

We're aware there's an imposter site called TMZToday.com reporting Lamar Odom has died.We are in NO WAY affiliated with...

Posted by TMZ on Friday, October 16, 2015

As for Odom, TMZ reported Friday doctors found a "ray of hope" as his heart responded positively.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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