Some internet prankster seems to be spreading around a link to this fake (and, quite frankly, very poorly written) press release claiming that Will Ferrell has died in a paragliding accident, apparently trying to stir up some buzz for a hoax:
Los Angeles — Actor Will Ferrell accidentally died in a freak para-gliding accident yesterday in Torey Pines, Southern California. The accident apparently happened somewhere near the famed paragliding site after a freak wind gush basically blew Ferrell and his companion towards a wooded area where they lost control before crashing into the dense foilage.
Ferrell and his professional guide, Horacio Gomez of Airtek Paragliding Center attempted the jump at around 2 in the afternoon. According to witnesses, the conditions were basically ideal for para-gliding and the weather did'nt pose a problem at all.
That's just the first two paragraphs, but we think you get the idea. To reiterate: Will Ferrell isn't dead.
And if the overall lack of craft (even by often subliterate press release standards) still doesn't have you convinced of the fakery, fans of Ferrell might remember that his funeral-haunting character in Wedding Crashers mocks a hang-gliding accident, an irony that would be too obvious for even the most malevolent of gods to inflict on Hollywood.
- Actor Will Ferrell Dies in Paragliding Accident [i-Newswire.com]