Friday 22 September 2017

'Apparently I'm dead. Huge if true' - Comedian Dara O'Briain refutes claim he is in fact dead

Dara O'Briain on the Late Late Show
Dara O'Briain on the Late Late Show
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Comedian and TV presenter Dara O'Briain has revealed he is alive.

Fans were undoubtedly horrified to read of the star's apparent death last night on (fake) news website meganews360.com.

The 'satirical' site claims O'Briain, "passed away in the early hours of this morning after the vehicle he was travelling with fell into a ravine along the Patrick Street in Dublin city centre after colliding with a government vehicle."

It adds, "Initial prove showed that the government vehicle's tire exploded after it ran over a pothole.

"Bean lost control of the vehicle until it fell into a 3-meter irrigation canal trapping them in the inside."

Apparently O'Briain was "driving home from a showbiz" at the time.

Terrible things those showbizzes.

O'Briain, or someone posing as O'Briain, took to Twitter to address the news.

"Apparently I'm dead. Huge if true. Another victim of those ravines in the middle of Dublin City. We must fill them in before others die too!"

The story was flagged by a fellow Twitter user who questioned O'Briain's apparent bilocation skills as he is currently touring Australia with his Crowd Tickler show.

 

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