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Former rugby coach Ben Ryan Death news Hoax

Viral Claim: Hoax death news viral, regarding former British rugby coach Ben Ryan, knocked down by a vehicle in Toronto and died in the hospital afterward.

Facts Check: Death Hoax/Fake

Viral News in Social Media Twitter/Facebook/WhatsApp/Other Examples:

Man who was knocked down by a Honda Civic vehicle at the Toronto Mall last night sadly dies in hospital.

He passed away this morning–after sustaining serious injuries following the incident yesterday.

The man has been identified as Ben Ryan, English rugby union coach.

The British High Commission in Canada has confirmed the identity of the 47 year old who won double honour at
The Telegraph Sports Book Awards, and said they were aware of his visit to Toronto, Canada.

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Facts Check News: The news claiming the death of British rugby coach Ben Ryan is not true.

Ben Ryan, clarified the death news hoax on Twitter and said, “Second time I’ve died via a fake news story. At least it isn’t the drug trafficking arrest the last one talked about. I’m nowhere Toronto though hear it’s a great spot, as long as you aren’t around the out of control Honda Civics.”

Second time I’ve died via a fake news story. At least it isn’t the drug trafficking arrest the last one talked about. I’m nowhere Toronto though hear it’s a great spot, as long as you aren’t around the out of control Honda Civics. #veilomani  https://t.co/4Aj0n3dRC9

— Ben Ryan (@benjaminryan) June 5, 2019


Claim Review: Former rugby coach Ben Ryan Death news Hoax

Fact Check: False