Actor Gary Dourdan has been making women swoon for over 30 years. The tall, caramel-complexion handsome man strolled onto the small screen and into our hearts as the love interest of Freddie on “A Different World.” Since then, we’ve seen him in a number of movies like Alien: Resurrection, Soul Food the TV series, and his recurring role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Dourdan has been in and out the spotlight, which have led many to hear and spread rumors. Many of which aren’t true.
While the 55-year-old actor has had some run-ins with drug possession, it’s not as bad as people have made it out to be. There has been a rumor of Dourdan not doing well. People even thought they had pictures to prove it. A picture was circulating around that looked like a before and after picture of Dourdan–with the “after” picture looking like a very bad mugshot. However, while the man pictured on the left-hand side of the above-displayed image is indeed actor Gary Dourdan, the man on the right is not.
This “before and after” image has been circulating since at least 2007, when a man bearing a striking resemblance to Dourdan was arrested in Louisiana. When celebrity gossip site TMZ published Demitris Hirsch’s mugshot alongside a picture of Gary Dourdan, they clearly stated that the man on the right was not Dourdan. Subsequent repostings of the image, however, mistakenly identified the picture on the right as an “after” photograph of Dourdan.
Other sources have claimed that Hirsch, who was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon, is Dourdan’s brother. This claim is also false: Hirsch is not related to the CSI actor.
Another rumor was about Dourdan’s death–yes death.
News of actor Gary Dourdan’s death spread quickly earlier this year causing concern among fans across the world. However, the December 2020 report confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. But of course, the actor is alive and well.
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (December 09, 2020), our beloved actor Gary Dourdan passed away. Gary Dourdan was born on December 11, 1966 in Philadelphia. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that