On the day that Al Pacino fans found out that he became a father at the age of 83, his death hoax went viral on social media for a hilarious reason.
When media publications like TMZ and Daily Mail rushed to publish the news of the Scarface actor’s girlfriend, Noor Alfallah giving birth to their child, they chose catchy headlines that made people double-take when it flashed across their computer or mobile screens.
The actual headline of TMZ read “Al Pacino I am a dad at 83!!” Daily Mail’s headline similarly read, “Al Pacino is a dad at 83! Actor’s girlfriend Noor Alfallah, 29, confirms she’s given birth.”
However, what people ended up reading is “Al Pacino is dead.” As a result, “Al Pacino dead” became one of the topmost search terms on Google on the very day that the couple stepped out for a dinner date in Los Angeles post-baby delivery.
Soon a number of people took to Twitter to realize how they had mistakenly read the HL to be something else and had a good laugh about it.
Is Al Pacino dead?
Just to dispel the rumor, no Pacino is not dead. He is very much alive and both Alfallah and Pacino are ecstatic to become parents.
They have not revealed the gender of the child yet. Pacino and Alfallah hit up Sunset Tower in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
It was unclear if baby Pacino was also traveling with the couple. According to Daily Mail, there appeared to be a baby car seat in the back. The outing also marked the first time that the pair were seen out in public together since the news of the pregnancy went viral.