In March 2015, the entertainment website News Buzz Daily published a fictional report claiming that comedian Martin Lawrence had been found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room:
Comedian Martin Lawrence was found dead inside of a Los Angeles hotel this morning. Lawrence was scheduled to checkout this morning after 10 AM. At approximately 10:15 AM, a maid named Verna Del Sosa went to Lawrence s room to clean and thats when Lawrence s body was discovered on the floor. “I was shocked, I ve never seen a dead body before”, says Del Sosa. Del Sosa immediately called for an ambulance but it was too late. According to the paramedics, it appears that Lawrence s body laid lifeless on the hotel floor for several days.
Although a disclaimer on the News Buzz Daily states that all “articles written on this site are for entertainment and satirical purposes only,”.