The sudden news of the death of WWE Hall of Famer Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts was indeed a shock to as many that heard it and it was really believed to be truth because of the ill health of the legend.
According to the source of the news, wrestlingnewssource.com got the story from WWEMania a wrestling website. But as it is now, the news has been declared to be untrue. What really happened was this, Aurelian Smith Jr well known as Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts suffered from muscular cancer which he successfully underwent surgery for and he was free.
Again in the year 2014, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts complained of pain and shortness of breath while on a flight to Las Vegas from Atlanta. Later on, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts was diagnosed with pneumonia when he finally arrived in Las Vegas. So, this is to say that Jake is alive and some worth strong. The news of him being dead was all false.
Reacting to the false rumor of Jake’s death, a fellow Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund posted the below on Twitter:
What low life put the Jake Roberts story up? Give me your name. I've a special got a special gift for you.
— Gene Okerlund (@TheGeneOkerlund) June 2, 2016