Fact Check: Spiderman's 'Tom Hollard' Did NOT Die By Tripping, Falling Into Well And Freezing To Death

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Spiderman's 'Tom Hollard' Did NOT Die By Tripping, Falling Into Well And Freezing To Death He's Alive

Did Spiderman's "Tom Hollard" die by tripping and falling into a well, then freezing to death? No, that's not true: The social media post making this claim misspelled Tom Holland's name when posting the clearly fake announcement. There have been no news reports of Holland's death as of July 2022.

The claim appeared in an Instagram post on July 13, 2022. It opens:

THE TRUTH REVEALED: Spiderman's Tom Hollard confirmed to have died by tripping+falling into a well and freezing to death.

This is how the post appeared at the time of writing:

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(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Thurs Jul 14 19:03:42 2022 UTC)

The Instagram account first posted a picture of Holland with the years 1996-2022 on a black and white image along with a lengthy tribute to him:

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(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Thurs Jul 14 19:05:22 2022 UTC)

The account then shared several posts including this one that appeared to acknowledge that the claims that Holland had died were false:

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(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Thurs Jul 14 19:07:54 2022 UTC)

There have been no credible news reports of Holland's death. Lead Stories reached out to his representative and will update the story when a comment is received.

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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