The latest celebrity death rumor going around is that Jon Heder, star of Napoleon Dynamite
, died in a car accident while driving with a friend to Salem, Oregon. A website making this claim is here
. People have also been speculating about this rumor on the IMDB message boards
(Thanks to Ana for the link). Jon Heder, of course, is not dead (unless that person who looks like him and has been making media appearances is just an imposter). Michael Heaton, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, noted in a recent column
that he had heard the 'Heder is Dead' rumor from his daughter. Which prompted him to comment that "It is the zenith of cultural obsession to have false rumors of someone's death spread like goose grease across the land."