Why is ‘Josh Peck dead’ trending?

ACTOR Josh Peck is widely recognized for his role as Josh Nichols on Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh from 2004 to 2007. On September 4, 2023, the 36-year-old comedian started trending on social media after he was confused for a Trump supporter who had reportedly died by the same first name. Josh Peck speaking at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California on April 24, 2022Getty Images - Getty Why is ‘Josh Peck dead’ trending? Josh Peck rose to fame after being featured on The Amanda Show from 2000 to 2002. On Monday, September 4, 2023, fans of the actor-turned-YouTuber were thrown into a frenzy after the words ‘RIP Josh’ began trending on X – formerly known as Twitter. “Seen RIP Josh trending and thought it was Josh peck that had me shook af,” one user wrote. “‘Rip josh’ was trending and my heart actually stopped for a second but then I clicked it and it was pictures of Josh Peck??? and I was like ????? but it was someone else,” another user commented. “Talk about emotional whiplash.” The rumors, however, were cleared up on Monday night by a tweet sent out by X user, Brenden Dilley. “I have awful news to share, and I wish I could do so in a more dignified manner,” he wrote. “We lost one of the best patriots in the Maga movement Saturday night when @AKA_RealDirty (Josh) was found unresponsive in his bed.” Another said they had verified the news with the man’s nurse, writing: “We are unbelievably saddened and heartbroken. I will miss him so very much. I don’t even know what to say…” What are users saying about the mix up? After the report of @AKA_RealDirty (Josh)’s reported death, fans of Drake and Josh actor Josh Peck flooded X to express their relief. “Okay so when I see RIP Josh, I panic and think it means Josh Peck’s dead,” one user wrote. “Turns out it ain’t that.” Meanwhile, supporters of the late Maga icon took to social media to pay tribute to the Donald Trump supporter. “This man was absolutely the most based American Patriot I have ever had the pleasure to engage,” a user commented on Dilley’s tweet. “RIP Josh, you will be missed, but never forgotten. You have earned your reward tenfold.” Another wrote: “This is truly heartbreaking. Josh touched so many lives and inspired others to fight for this country no matter their limitations. “His physical presence will be missed on this earth but I know he is dancing with our Lord in the kingdom of heaven. RIP Josh ’til we see you again.” Who is Josh Peck? Joshua Michael Peck was born in New York City on November 10, 1986. He is an actor and comedian featured in films including Mean Creek (2004), Battle of the Year (2013), Take the 10 (2017), and Oppenheimer (2023). Peck’s career began as a child actor in the 2000s. His net worth is estimated to be $6million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He is married to cinematographer, Paige O’Brien. The pair share two sons together. Josh Peck (L) and Drake Bell (R) played leading roles in the Nickelodeon series, Drake and JoshNikelodeon

Why is ‘Josh Peck dead’ trending?

ACTOR Josh Peck is widely recognized for his role as Josh Nichols on Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh from 2004 to 2007.

On September 4, 2023, the 36-year-old comedian started trending on social media after he was confused for a Trump supporter who had reportedly died by the same first name.

Josh Peck speaking at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California on April 24, 2022
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Why is ‘Josh Peck dead’ trending?

Josh Peck rose to fame after being featured on The Amanda Show from 2000 to 2002.

On Monday, September 4, 2023, fans of the actor-turned-YouTuber were thrown into a frenzy after the words ‘RIP Josh’ began trending on X – formerly known as Twitter.

“Seen RIP Josh trending and thought it was Josh peck that had me shook af,” one user wrote.

“‘Rip josh’ was trending and my heart actually stopped for a second but then I clicked it and it was pictures of Josh Peck??? and I was like ????? but it was someone else,” another user commented.

“Talk about emotional whiplash.”

The rumors, however, were cleared up on Monday night by a tweet sent out by X user, Brenden Dilley.

“I have awful news to share, and I wish I could do so in a more dignified manner,” he wrote.

“We lost one of the best patriots in the Maga movement Saturday night when @AKA_RealDirty (Josh) was found unresponsive in his bed.”

Another said they had verified the news with the man’s nurse, writing: “We are unbelievably saddened and heartbroken. I will miss him so very much. I don’t even know what to say…”

What are users saying about the mix up?

After the report of @AKA_RealDirty (Josh)’s reported death, fans of Drake and Josh actor Josh Peck flooded X to express their relief.

“Okay so when I see RIP Josh, I panic and think it means Josh Peck’s dead,” one user wrote.

“Turns out it ain’t that.”

Meanwhile, supporters of the late Maga icon took to social media to pay tribute to the Donald Trump supporter.

“This man was absolutely the most based American Patriot I have ever had the pleasure to engage,” a user commented on Dilley’s tweet.

“RIP Josh, you will be missed, but never forgotten. You have earned your reward tenfold.”

Another wrote: “This is truly heartbreaking. Josh touched so many lives and inspired others to fight for this country no matter their limitations.

“His physical presence will be missed on this earth but I know he is dancing with our Lord in the kingdom of heaven. RIP Josh ’til we see you again.”

Who is Josh Peck?

Joshua Michael Peck was born in New York City on November 10, 1986.

He is an actor and comedian featured in films including Mean Creek (2004), Battle of the Year (2013), Take the 10 (2017), and Oppenheimer (2023).

Peck’s career began as a child actor in the 2000s. His net worth is estimated to be $6million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

He is married to cinematographer, Paige O’Brien. The pair share two sons together.

Josh Peck (L) and Drake Bell (R) played leading roles in the Nickelodeon series, Drake and Josh
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