It is assumed that a person cannot read his or her own obituary report because it is only published after the person’s death. But the famous actress Debra Jo Rupp, who is best known for her role as Kitty Forman on the popular TV show “That ’70s Show”, read her own obituary report on May 13, 2018.
The fake rumor about the death of the celebrity has since been addressed by her representative, who is an official announcement refuted the news of the actress’s death as a hoax.
Debra Jo Rupp Bio (Age)
The popular actress Debra Jo Rupp was born on 24 February 1951 in Glendale, California, as the daughter of her father John E. Rupp Jr. and her mother Margaret A. Williams Rupp. She grew up in Massachusetts with her two sisters Robin Lee Rupp and Rebecca Louise Rupp. Debra, whose birth sign is Pisces, is a Christian and belongs to the Methodist denomination.
Her educational background can be traced back to Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield Massachusetts, where she graduated in 1969. She later went to the University of Rochester, New York, where she received her bachelor’s degree in 1974. During her years at the university, she was an active member of a theater group where she honed her acting skills.
Her career began with an appearance as a stage actress. She later gained popularity with her role as Mae in the 1990 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She had many memorable supporting roles in television series and films in the 1980s and 90s.
Debra appeared in several episodes of Seinfeld and in the hit comedy Friends. The then-budding actress soon became a star, but it was the 1970s show, which premiered in 1998, that gave her the boost that made her career what it is today. Since then she has had other prominent roles, such as her role in the 2007 comedy Kickin It Old Skool, and currently, she is starring in the sitcom Better with You.
Her Husband and Family
Although Debra Jo Rupp is popular and has worked in the entertainment industry for decades, virtually nothing is known about her love life. All signs indicate that she is single and her sexual orientation cannot be determined.
For this reason, she can only consider her two sisters Rebecca Louise Rupp and Robin Lee Rupp as part of her family. Her father died in 1990 and her mother in 2002. It is on record that Debra’s parents were against her decision to go into the entertainment industry, but she opposed them.
Debra Jo Rupp’s Net Worth
Although the details of the actress’ income and investment portfolio are not known to the public, it is generally believed that the net worth of the veteran actress is estimated at $5 million. While we cannot certify this figure as the value of her assets, we can state that she has accumulated her wealth through her acting career, which spans from 1980 to the present.
Is She Dead?
On May 13, 2018, the news spread on social media that the popular actress had passed away. Within a few hours, the alleged news of her death spread like a virus and caused great concern among fans around the world.
The news gained traction after a post titled “R.I.P Debra Jo Rupp” appeared on Facebook and attracted nearly a million reactions from fans, especially those who had read the entire content, which contained a credible account of the actress’s death. Thousands of fans began posting condolence messages on social media expressing their regret that such a talented actress had passed away.
While some fans who were easily persuaded believed the news of her passing, others who were more demanding became immediately skeptical (perhaps they learned their lessons from previous fake death reports of celebrities in the past). Some astute fans pointed out that no major American network delivered the news, suggesting that it was fake news because the death of an actress with the status of Debra Jo Rupp would make headlines on all networks.
Well, as mentioned earlier, the news of Debra Jo Rupp’s death has been confirmed as a fake message, a total hoax! Fortunately, the famous actress is alive and well.
On 14 May, the actress’s representatives made it clear that although she is very much alive, she has joined the long list of celebrities who have been victims of fake death notices. They advised fans to be careful about what they believe and circulate on the internet until they get solid evidence of its veracity.