Brad Pitt
Actor Brad Pitt poses at the premiere of 'Unbroken' at Dolby theatre in Hollywood, California December 15, 2014.Reuters

After the divorce news, another report has shocked Brad Pitt fans. A viral report suggests that the actor has allegedly committed suicide after the divorce, but the report is fake. Pitt is alive and doing well.

The news, which has been doing the rounds of social media, emerged on Facebook first and claim that the actor committed suicide. "Brad Pitt, 52, a multi-awarded American actor and husband of Angelina Jolie, 41, shot himself in the head at a shooting range on Sunday. He was under significant stress because the couple 'were going through a divorce and he had a history of depression," the fake report stated, according to snopes.com.

However, the report is nothing but a Facebook scam. The post asks Facebook users for a certain app permission before allowing them to read the news, but the site is fake and it intends at stealing personal information of the users from their social media page.

The death hoax report shocked his fans, who took to social media to express sadness. However, they can heave a sigh of relief as the actor is alive and has been in the limelight ever since his wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from him.

Meanwhile, these death hoaxes have emerged as a new trend on social media and fans fall prey to the fake news. Not only Pitt, there are other celebrities, including Jaden Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Miley Cyrus, Vin Diesel, Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey and John Cena, who also became a victim of the celebrity death hoax.

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