Rumours of Jim Carrey’s death have been spreading on social media recently. That is not the case, and internet users will be relieved to learn that the veteran actor is in good health.

The origins of the rumours might be traced back to certain clickbait content that appeared on Twitter and YouTube.

Carrey, who is known for his unconventional roles, has played a host of well-known characters throughout the years, earning him a devoted following. Fans were outraged when they discovered the false information because the Sonic actor has been vocal about his misery for a long time.

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Jim Carrey death was a hoax: Investigating the source(s) of the hearsay

The rumors were started by two clickbait blogs. The first comes from Twitter, when a user posted a tweet that appeared to be a screenshot from a news source, along with the following message:

“Jim Carrey’s tragic death. Jim Carrey’s Health Is Getting Worse: Source His Final Words to Family, Friends, and Fans.”

Despite the fact that the headline worried people, a quick examination of the post revealed that it was nothing more than clickbait.

In addition, a YouTube video has started to circulate on the internet. The name of a similar is deceptive:

“R.I.P. It Is With Great Regret That We Must Inform You Of The Death Of Comedy Legend Jim Carrey’s Beloved One”

In actuality, the film is about the death of comedian Bob Saget, a close friend of Carrey’s, who died of a mental illness on January 9, 2022.

Carrey’s death has not been confirmed by a credible source, so it’s safe to assume he’s still alive and well.

In September 2017, the actor appeared as a guest star on the YouTube podcast TIFF Originals.

Jim Carrey had already spoken out about his depression

During the conversation, Carrey admitted that he made up his entire image to make people feel less scared, and that Jim Carrey was just one of many identities he had played. “I thought I was just making something amusing for people,” he explained, “but it turned out to be a character.” I played an uninterested man so that everyone who saw me would be similarly unconcerned.”

He also brought up sadness and made his own comparison of how it varies from unhappiness. He claimed that sadness was the body’s way of telling you that you didn’t have to be the character you’d formed, whereas melancholy was the body’s way of telling you that you didn’t have to be the character you’d built.

In an April 2022 interview with Variety, the actor also revealed his retirement plans, saying that he felt he had completed enough work and wanted to devote his time to other interests, such as acting. He also stated that he intends to sell non-ferrous metals. Carrey did note, though, that his retirement was not carved in stone and that he might return to roles that he felt were essential to him at some point in the future.