Subway's Jared: Alive, Thank You

Now-svelte sandwich pitchman is the victim of an Internet hoax
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2008 9:24 AM CDT
Subway's Jared: Alive, Thank You
Jared Fogle (middle), is famous for losing 245 pounds by eating Subway sandwiches and walking every day.   (AP Photo)

Reports of the demise of Subway pitchman Jared are greatly exaggerated, a company rep said yesterday in response to an Internet hoax spread via Twitter posts. "Jared sounded very much alive when I talked to him today," a spokesman told Radar. The fast-spreading rumor claimed Fogle, 30, died after gastric bypass surgery and directed the worried masses to a fake mourners' site. (More Twitter stories.)

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