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<a href="http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/permalink/in_1945_there_was_a_fake_death_craze_following_roosevelts_death/"><b>Fan hysteria swept New York in 1945</b></a> when President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT005656" title="Franklin Delano Roosevelt" href="/topic/politics/franklin-delano-roosevelt-PEPLT005656.topic">Franklin D. Roosevelt</a>'s death triggered a series of false reports. Media outlets were flooded with calls asking if <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003706" title="Frank Sinatra" href="/topic/entertainment/music/frank-sinatra-PECLB003706.topic">Frank Sinatra</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000936" title="Charlie Chaplin" href="/topic/entertainment/charlie-chaplin-PECLB000936.topic">Charlie Chaplin</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001734" title="Errol Flynn" href="/topic/entertainment/errol-flynn-PECLB001734.topic">Errol Flynn</a> and other prominent figures were dead.
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( Gerald K. Smith )

Fan hysteria swept New York in 1945 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death triggered a series of false reports. Media outlets were flooded with calls asking if Frank Sinatra, Charlie Chaplin, Errol Flynn and other prominent figures were dead.

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