Off Topic - Is Napolean Dynamite Dead?
6/11/2005 10:26:00 AM | Author: baloghblog
Rumor, via snopes:
Origins: Beginning in January 2005, rumors circulated nationwide that Jon Heder, the 26-year-old star of the film Napoleon Dynamite, had died in tragic fashion. Some people heard he'd arrived at his final destination via an automobile accident that snapped his neck; others heard the Grim Reaper came to him in the form of a drug overdose, most commonly cocaine or crack cocaine.
The answer? No!
We're happy to report the young man is still very much alive. Postdating the rumors of his demise was his appearance as a guest on The Tonight Show on 2 February 2005. He is currently working on two other films, Just Like Heaven and Moving McAllister. In a 21 March news article about the rumor of his death, Heder said "Yeah, and apparently it's not true."

I swear I heard that he had died in a car accident, and I swore that I heard it on either CNN or MSNBC on TV.

Mrs. Baloghblog spotted him at the MTV Movie awards, and clued me in on this.
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On 11:29 PM , Jeff McIntire-Strasburg said...

You're old enough to remember the same rumor about the break-dancing kid from the Pepsi commercial... ahh, the 80s...