Reassurance for Sandler fans: Rumors that the cinema legend had died have been disproved.

On TikTok and Twitter, rumours about Adam Sandler's premature death began to circulate.

Unaware followers of the Hollywood actor became alarmed when videos emerged alleging that he had drowned or been in a deadly accident.

Fake news of the beloved New Yorker's death elicited noticeably surprised and upset reactions from the majority of people.

Netflix's basketball film Hustle, starring Sandler as a struggling scout who discovers an international star, was completed in October 2021.

The 55-year-old has been keeping a low profile as he works on new projects.

In 2022, after the passing of late comedian Bob Saget, he posted a moving Instagram homage to the late ma

He provided the voice of the infamous Dracula in the first three Hotel Transylvania films, which he also co-produced.

Fan reaction to the fad has been fierce, with many labelling the joke as "sick" and "stupid".

Brian Hull took his place in the fourth film of the series.