Welcome to another celebrity death hoax.
The object of the writer’s attention today is Emma Watson, young star of the Harry Potter films.
Whilst the emails about Watson’s death are currently benign in content there is the possibility that they could later end up linking to Harry Potter malware so beware…
I’ve recently received a couple of emails which claim that Emma Watson has died in a car crash.
Emma Watson car crash
Of course I’ve seen such topics raised before, such as the almost identical hoax that said Miley Cyrus, star of Hannah Montana, had also died in a car crash.
Here’s one of the said emails –
On July 24, 2009, Watson was en route to her mansion in Oxfordshire, England.
Police footage captured her driving with speeds up to 80 miles per hour on very narrow roads.
Oxfordshire paramedics received a 999 call at 12:22 p.m. (GMT), about a sports car having crashed into a wall at a petrol station.
At this point it was still unknown that the victim was indeed Emma Watson.
Three minutes after the call got through, paramedics arrived at Watson’s location.
She was reportedly not breathing and the car was a total loss.
After 5 minutes the Oxfordshire Fire Department managed to get Watson out of her car.
Resuscitation efforts continued en route to the Oxfordshire’s Medical Center, and for an hour after arriving there at 1:45 p.m. (GMT).
She was pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m. (GMT).
If you are a fan of the actress behind Hermione Granger then fear not though as its not true – if Emma Watson really had been killed then it would be reported on just about every credible news site which of course it hasn’t been.