By Shawn Rice
Scott Baio dead in a small plane crash on his way to play golf with President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago is fake news. There is no truth to a report that the former actor from “Happy Days,” “Charlies in Charge,” and “Joanie Loves Chachi” died in a plane crash on his way to visit Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Fla. Baio, 56, is still alive and well.
Where did this fake news originate? On May 29, 2017, the Last Line of Defense published a report that Baio was killed in a plane crash on his way to visit President Trump in Mar-a-Lago. You can see text from that fake news article below.
Chachi can now apologize to Joannie for being so rude. Scott Baio, 56, was killed when the single-engine Cessna he was in crashed into the side of a hill in Louisiana. Baio was headed to Mar-A-Lago to barbecue shrimp and play gold [sic] with President Trump.
Baio’s wife, Raylene, wasn’t on the plane but was checked into St Timothy’s on a suicide watch after the news sent her into a breakdown. Spokesmen for several actors who wouldn’t be caught dead in a film with Baio said that he was “really special as Chachi” and he “sure did do a nice job with Charles in Charge.”
Regarding the phrase “play gold with President Trump,” it most likely is a typo. The author most likely intended to write “play golf with President Trump.” Baio was among a number of celebrities who backed Trump during the U.S. presidential election against Hillary Clinton.
The actor told The Hollywood Reporter that the threat was delivered via a nonprofit organization named after his daughter. The Bailey Baio Angel Foundation, run with wife Renee, advocates for families with children suffering from metabolic disorders. He didn’t give details about what was in the threat, and said he reported it to police.
Here are some examples of people sharing the celebrity death hoax on social media.
BREAKING: Scott Baio’s Plane Crash Not An Accident–Men Speaking ‘With Accents’ Heard On Flight Recorderhttps://t.co/frgemNszJm
— Christine Brigham (@brighamchristi) May 29, 2017
— WisdomZurs (@WisdomZurs) May 29, 2017
— I support POTUS*Amy* (@AmyHolcomb43) May 29, 2017
BREAKING: Scott Baio Killed In Small Plane Crash On His Way To Mar-A-Lago https://t.co/WIPYbtk2wx
— Tom Hayes (@Purplehayes57) May 29, 2017
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