MRBEAST is one of the most famous YouTubers in the world, so rumors are sure to spread about the American stunt star.
But why is “MrBeast dead” trending on Twitter? Let’s investigate.
MrBeast is one of the most famous YouTubers in the world
Why is ‘MrBeast dead’ trending?
The rumor that MrBeast is dead has circled the internet more than once.
MrBeast, aka Jimmy Donaldson, is one of YouTube’s biggest stars and was the most-followed person in the world in March 2023.
When he’s not making content for his millions of followers, he’s often seen traveling with his girlfriend, Thea Booysen.
But several Twitter accounts said he has passed away.
It’s not the first time this rumor has spread on social media.
On November 2, 2021 rumors spiralled on Twitter that the American YouTuber had died.
Twitter user Anything Bot included a picture of the YouTuber with the caption “MrBeast has sadly passed away.”
The post quickly went viral – and sent fans into a frenzy.
It was established to be untrue, as MrBeast has been sharing tweets from his account ever since.
Plus, Anything Bot’s bio clearly stated: “NOTE: Our tweets are jokes so don’t take them seriously.”
What’s more, a viral video was posted in early March 2019, seemingly showing MrBeast being shot while filming a video.
The video was viewed over 12 million times – and MrBeast disappeared from social media for a short while afterwards.
Again, the rumors were found to be untrue.
What have MrBeast’s fans said?
MrBeast’s fans were understandably upset and confused by the rumors.
One took to Twitter saying: “Fake news stop lying.”
Another chimed in to correct the rumor: “He is not dead.”
A third wrote: “Why would you believe it when he was perfectly well hours ago and had literally no physically problems.”
The rumors were cleared up quite quickly, much to the relief of his adoring fans.
When did the hoax start?
The hoax seems to have begun around March 16, after a few posts from fake news accounts began circulating.
On March 16, 2023, Twitter user Dake shared: “Popular YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson aka MrBeast has been found dead following a fatal car accident on highway 62 near Main St.”
The post racked up over 10,000 likes, with fans commenting to show their shock and confusion.
The rumors were debunked shortly thereafter.