The viral message claims “Paul Horner, has left us peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, September 18th at our mother's house in Laveen.”
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It is with a heavy heart that I must share the sad news of the passing of Paul Horner. He left us peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, September 18th at our mother's house in Laveen.
Paul Horner known for his popular fake news stories died on September 18.He has been contributors to many fake new websites whose stories and many has led significant impact on the 2016 presidential election. Horner was lead writer of the website National Report since the site's launch.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Casey told the AP on Tuesday that Horner’s body was discovered in his bed on Sept. 18. There is no foul play found in his death as per the county’s medical examiniar.
His brother posted on facebook this confirmation .
He was a loving son and brother, an artist, a heroic writer and story teller, a preacher, a caretaker for our brother Brian, an internet wizard, a humanitarian, an activist, a philosopher, a comedian, a patriot, Banksy (twice), Bill Murray, a dolphin, and my biggest fan. Above all he was the most loving and generous human I've ever known. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace brother. I love you so much, I know you're out there somewhere.
Paul Horner has claimed last year to Wshington Post that he thought Donald Trump won the presidency because of his fake stories because his protestors did not fact check any news.
Paul Horner (November 5, 1978 - September 18, 2017) was an American writer, comedian and contributor to fake news websites whose stories have been said to have had a significant impact on the 2016 U.S. presidential election.