Publicist Calls Robert Redford Death Story a ‘Sick Hoax’
Robert Redford’s publicist spent much of New Year’s Eve denying reports the movie veteran had died.
The Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid star became the latest celebrity ‘killed off’ on social media after a Twitter user picked up a rumor suggesting Redford was dead after falling from a golf cart.
The micro-blogging site erupted with tributes from film fans, prompting the star’s publicist, Cindi Berger, to call the report “a sick hoax.”
She added, “I just spoke to him and there is no truth to this whatsoever.”
Berger assured fans the 79-year-old was at home with his wife Sibylle Szaggars.