There’s a rumor that Tim Burton is dead due to some circumstances. So, is he really dead? Skim through the article to find out the truth.
Timothy Walter Burton, or just Tim Burton, born on August 25, 1958, is an American filmmaker, animator, and artist. He’s known for his horror, fantasy, and romantic movies.
Some of his notable works include Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow, Dark Shadows, Alice in Wonderland as well as Batman and Batman Returns.
Beyond filmmaking, Tim is a writer and illustrator, penning The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, a book of poetry published in 1997 by Faber and Faber.
His achievements include two Academy Award nominations, three BAFTA Award nominations, and wins for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
So, there’s a constant spotlight on him, giving rise to rumors surrounding him. One of the recent ones is that Tim Burton is dead.
Is Tim Burton Dead? Spiraling Hoax Of The Beetlejuice 2 Director
Recently, reports about Tim Burton being dead have circulated rapidly. As such, many fans are actively expressing concern about his wellbeing.
However, it’s been confirmed that these reports are entirely false. This incident is just one of many untrue celebrity death stories.
Reportedly, the rumor gained popularity after a ‘R.I.P. Tim Burton’ page on Facebook got almost a million likes.
If you went to that page’s ‘About’ section, you’d find a story that seemed quite convincing about the American director passing away.
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (September 27, 2023), our beloved director Tim Burton passed away. Tim Burton was born on August 25, 1958 in Burbank. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Many fans rushed to the Facebook page to share their condolences and express their sadness about the supposed death of the talented 65-year-old director.
But some didn’t believe the post.
Some fans were immediately skeptical and pointed out that no major American news networks reported the news, which suggested it was fake.
But now, it looks like the admin has deleted the page, as no one can find it on Facebook.
Additionally, on September 28, 2023, the director’s representative officially confirmed that Tim Burton is not dead.
They said, “He joins the long list of celebrities who this hoax has victimized. He’s still alive and well. Stop believing what you see on the Internet.”
Tim Burton’s Parent’s Death Might Be A True Story
Although fans are thankful that Tim Burton is not dead, the same cannot be said for his parents.
Tim Burton’s mother, Jean Burton, owned a shop full of cat-themed gifts, while his dad, William “Bill” Burton, who used to play baseball in the minor leagues, worked for the Burbank Parks and Recreation Department.
Sadly, Bill passed away in 2000 while Tim made his version of “Planet of the Apes.” His mom, Jean, followed two years later in 2002.
Burton once mentioned that he never really felt like he belonged in their Burbank home and had a distant connection with them throughout his life.
The theme of parents and children reconnecting in his movie Big Fish captured his attention, mainly because such a reconnection never occurred for him.
Now Tim Burton is a parent himself to two children: a son and a daughter. His son Billy Raymond Burton has become successful as an actor himself.
But there seems to be no information about his daughter Nell Burton, born in 2007.