Wikipedia says he’s dead, but Sen. Jim Davis says he’s not

04/18/2014 7:19 PM

04/18/2014 7:20 PM

State Sen. Jim Davis confirmed to The Asheville Citizen-Times on Friday that he isn’t dead, even though his Wikipedia entry claimed that he was.

The second-term Franklin Republican was the victim of a Wikipedia death hoax on Friday morning, when it reported that the 67-year-old legislator had collapsed and died – apparently of a heart attack –while jogging near his home.

That didn’t happen.

Davis told the newspaper he first heard about his demise while visiting relatives in Virginia. He said he had no idea if the rumor started with Wikipedia or somewhere else.

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