On Facebook, there was a page that said R.I.P Peter Capaldi. The page had amassed quite amount of likes.
It was a hoax of course, but it did cause quite a stir. Representatives for the actor said that people should not focus on Internet rumors. They said the Doctor Who actor is alive and well.
Fans started expressing their condolences. Many of course did not believe it, saying that major news networks would have reported it.
This is what was posted on the Facebook page.
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (January 15, 2015), our beloved actor Peter Capaldi passed away. Peter Capaldi was born on April 14, 1958 in Glasgow. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”