Unlike death hoaxes and cases of erroneous fatality reporting where the person in question is not on Twitter, this particular Internet freakout about the star of “Mr. Holland’s Opus” was quickly put to bed thanks to the crack investigating teams of various media outlets.
Dreyfuss missed out on an Emmy nomination this year for his turn as Bernie Madoff in ABC’s TV movie about the Ponzi schemer.
Just to reiterate: Richard Dreyfuss, star of “Jaws” and “American Graffiti” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” is not Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘ father, and he is still very much alive. In fact, you’ll be able to see him in Fox’s upcoming limited series “Shots Fired,” about a black cop who kills a white teen, in 2017.
Emmys 2016: 9 Best and Worst Moments (Photos)
Whether you loved or hated the 2016 Emmys, you had to admit they made a big impression. Here are some of the best and worst moments.
Matt Damon razzed host Jimmy Kimmel for not winning in the host category. The two are engaged in a long-running joke about pretending to despise each other.
Leslie Jones addressed her recent hacking problem with a comic bit costarring the accountants who guard the Emmy results.
After Jimmy Kimmel accused "Apprentice" creator Mark Burnett of giving Donald Trump a path to the presidency, Burnett made some jokes that basically repeated Kimmel's.
"People vs. O.J. Simpson" winner Courtney B. Vance gave a big shout-out to his special lady, Angela Bassett.
Aziz Ansari was cut off before he was able to make a speech - and then in a seemingly ad-libbed moment, bounded offstage and back into his seat. He also did a bit in which he pretended to support Donald Trump that fell a little flat.
Former presidential candidate Jeb Bush provided by far the most unpredictable moment of the night -- he turned up as an Uber driver who asks Jimmy Kimmel what it's like to be nominated.