What is it about your Facebook "Friends" always wanting to mourn the death of a celebrity years after they actually died? It was Gilligan (Bob Denver) a few days ago, but now it's comic actor and Airplane! star Leslie Nielson whose death reports are being recycle on social media.
For the record, Nielson died in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia on November 28, 2010. He was 84.
Lead Stories' Trendolizer -- in case you don't know -- scours social nets and detects what is trending. Our Trendolizer tells us that a BBC report from November 29, 2010 telling of Nielsen's death has been viral on Facebook starting in the morning of Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Please remind your friends to check the expiration date before sharing old news.
Here's our chart that shows the trend: