Fake News: Charles Manson Also NOT Found Dead in Hospital After Killing 5 Nurses

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  • by: Maarten Schenk

Fake news website now8news posted a Charles Manson death hoax some time ago which recently started trending again after a (different) Manson death fake news story went viral. The difference is that this time the cause of death is suicide while in the other story it was natural causes. Oh, and the five dead nurses for added gruesomeness.

The old story begins like this:

Charles Manson Found Dead in Hospital After Killing 5 Nurses - News 8 - California - Charles Manson, leader of the 1960's cult group the 'Manson Family' was found dead in his hospital room early Tuesday morning. Hospital staff approached Manson's private hospital room after they heard strange noises of banging and hollering at approximately 3:17 AM. When they arrived, they found him on the ground with a slit throat and 5 dead nurses in the room with him - alongside him, a suicide note

It quotes the purported suicide note too:

As I write this letter, I feel my soul rising to greatness. I am God, a great leader. These children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them. I didn't teach them. I just tried to help them stand up. But you will see, I am immortal. My body may lay here right now, but in less than 24 hours I will rise from the dead just like the great Lazarus, exactly like Jesus - because I am God!

Of course the story is fake, since Now8News is a well known hoax website. Fact checking site Snopes actually has an entire category dedicated to them.

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