Jeremy Clarkson victim of sick death hoax as trolls claim ex-Top Gear star is dead

Jeremy Clarkson fans were left concerned and confused when the hashtag #RIPJeremyClarkson began trending on Monday evening

Jeremy Clarkson became the victim of a sick hoax on Monday night after a Twitter trend claimed he had died (Image: PA)ByMolly Pike

  • 11:49, 12 Oct 2021
  • Updated12:13, 12 Oct 2021
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Jeremy Clarkson became the victim of a sick hoax on Monday night after a Twitter trend claimed he had died.

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The former Top Gear host's fans were left concerned and confused when the hashtag #RIPJeremyClarkson began trending on Monday evening.

Twitter users quickly realised that the trend was a spoof, and started tweeting light-hearted theories about how he supposedly died.

"Can't believe Jeremy Clarkson died by tasering himself in the nuts," one joked, while another said: "Died trying to out-scan an Aldi checkout assistant – the world has truly lost a hero."

One user tweeted, "Very sad. Loved his music," while jokingly attaching an image of American pop singer Kelly Clarkson.

Clarkson on his show Clarkson's Farm

But others didn't see the funny side – with one saying: "If you are tweeting this false news and rejoicing, have a word with yourself! Sick people."

Another said: "Absolutely hideous how #RIPJeremyClarkson is trending when he's not even dead.

"Get a f****** life to whoever got it trending. Weirdos."

While there is no evidence to suggest Clarkson, most recently known for his new show Clarkson's Farm on Amazon Prime, is dead, this is not the first time rumours of his death have shaken social media.

Clarkson and Kaleb Cooper on the show

In September 2020, someone edited the Top Gear star's Wikipedia page to state he had died, stoking panic and confusion amongst fans.

Clarkson has yet to speak out in light of the rumour.

The Mirror has contacted a rep for Jeremy Clarkson and is currently awaiting comment.

It comes after Clarkson's farm Diddly Squat was hit by vandalism, which turned out to be a prank from Ant and Dec on their show Saturday Night Takeaway.

Clarkson has yet to speak out in light of the rumour
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Clarkson looked stunned as a horde of eco-protesters ran around naked at his Oxfordshire farm, while holding placards that read: "Soil has feeling, Clarkson doesn't."

They then used a digger to dump three tonnes of mushroom compost on his Range Rover, as Clarkson and his partner Lisa Hogan looked on in disbelief, The Sun claimed.

OxfordshireLive reported that the protest was a prank – set up byAnt and Dec for their hit Saturday night ITV show, and that the eco-warriors were paid actors.

The fake protest was held over plans to expand his farm in the village of Chadlington, which has irked his neighbours as they fear it could bring more traffic and cause environmental damage to the area.

The show has been hugely popular

Clarkson took to Twitter to deny reports of a protest at his farm, saying "there was no protest of any kind at Diddly Squat farm shop yesterday."

The protest and vandalism weren't reported to police, as Thames Valley Police said they had received "no reports" of vandalism.

"This was not a policing matter, but was filming that was pre-planned and that we were made aware of," they told the publication.

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