Facts Check: George Lucas death hoax, not Dead In Traffic Accident

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Brief Outline: The message claims Star Wars creator George Lucas was killed in a tragic car crash earlier today.  The celebrated director was crossing the street on Holywood Boulevard when he was struck by a drunk driver. 

Facts Check: Fake

Viral news Examples: 

Star Wars creator George Lucas was killed in a tragic car crash earlier today.  The celebrated director was crossing the street on Holywood Boulevard when he was struck by a drunk driver.  An ambulance was called but upon arriving the paramedics on the scene could only confirm Lucas did not survive the impact.

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Facts Check Analysis: The news about George Lucas, the creator of the original Star Wars movies, killed in a traffic accident in Hollywood is viral over the social media. This is not true.

The fake death hoax started from an article on The Honey Pot Times, published on June 8, 2018, titled George Lucas Dead In Traffic Accident (archived here).

We did not find any reliable media sources to verify this news, the site that published the notice comes with an explicit disclaimer:

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